De Ajay was bought up and educated at
the Government College of Arts and Crafts in Kalkota and
is now based in Mumbai. He specializes in charcoal work
and has exhibited his work very successfully in Pune, Mumbai,
Kolkata, New Delhi, Bangalore, Dubai, Tokyo, London and
De’s paintings are shaped by the
childhood memories and reflect the complexities and troubles
of modern society. He also believes that there is more truth
in black and white than in color and with his limited palette
creates masterpieces of sensitivity and emotion.
Born in Kolkata.Academic and professional
qualification: H.S. under W.B.C.H.S.E. 1971 Kolkata. Diploma
in Fine Arts from Indian Art College. Diploma in Civil Draughtsman
ship from I.T.I Kolkata.
Group shows Birla Academy of Art and culture
1981. All India Annual Exhibitions – Organized by
Birla Academy of Art and Culture 1986 and 1987. Group shows
at Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai- 1988, Group Shows at Jahangir
Art Gallery, Mumbai- 1989.Solo shows at Academy of Fine
Aelay Laxman was born in Kadireni Gudem,
Andhra Pradesh. He was participated in a number of group
shows as well as had a few solo shows. He was also participated
in various art camps and won a number of awards for his
work. He has been the winner of the Hyderabad Art Society’s
Award of the year 1995.
Graduated in Art from Indian College of
Art,1975.Solo shows at Academy of fine arts and at Taj Art
Gallery,Mumbai.Participated in many exhibitions at Mumbai,Delhi.
Born in Bengal and studied at the Government collage of
Art and Crafts, Kolkata. He won a scholarship from the French
Government to study at the Ecole Nationale Superior de Beaux
Arts, Paris. His work have been exhibited in several shows
including the I, II, IV Triennales at New Delhi (1972, 1975,
1978), Sao Paolo Biennale of 1979,the exhibitions at the
Fukuoka Museum, Japan in 1980. The Royal Academy London(1982),
the Hirschorn Museum, Washington Academy, London (1982),
the II Havana Biennale (1986) and ‘Festival Of India’,
in Geneva (1989) and with Saffron art and the Pundole Art
Gallery, New York (2002). His works are in the collection
of the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, the Victoria
and Albert Museum, London and the Glenbarra Museum, Japan.
Born in 1939, studied at GCAC, Kolkata.
Former principle of Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan. Jogen received
the Kalidas Somman Award in 2001. He lives and works in
Retired Principle, Kala Bhavan, Viswa
Bharati, Santiniketan; Art Organizational Works include
founding of gallery 26 Artist’ Forum, Ex-Member of
‘Calcutta Painters’, Founder Member & Trustee,
Kolkata International Foundation of arts, Literature &
Culture. Awards: Has Several Prizes and Awards to his credit.
Datta Bansode M (1969)
He Graduate Diploma of Art (painting) from Abhinav Kala
Mahavidyalaya, Pune (1991) and later a Diploma Sir JJ School
of Arts, Mumbai (1992).His solo shows Mumbai (1997). Group
Shows online action, Singapore (2002), Delhi (1996), Harmony
shows in Singapore, Jakarta, London and USA.
Born in Bankura Dist. West Bengal. Diploma in Fine Arts
from GSAC, Kolkata.
Diploma in Fine Arts, GCAM. He received the title of Lalit
Kala Ratna from Lalit Kala Academy. He lives and works from
Sen was born in Bangladesh. He studied at the Government
College of Art and Craft, Chennai, in 1942. He was in Paris
between 1950 and 1953 and studied at the Academic Andre
Lhote, the Academic the La Grande Chaumiere, the Ecole Nationale
des Beaux Arts, and the Ecole du Louvre. He founded an artist’s
group called the Calcutta Group. His works have been exhibited
at the Commonwealth Festival. London 1965, 1986, the Sao
Paolo Biennale, in 1965, the Havana Biennale in 1986, Saffron
art, Hong Kong, 2001. Sen. lives and works in Kolkata.
Sen Paritosh was born in Dacca. He passed
with honors in fine arts from the Government School of Art
and Craft, Madras. He lived and worked in Paris from 1949
to 1954. He was granted French fellowship in the year 1961-62
and again in 1970-71. He was granted the “Jone De
Rockefeller III” fund in 1971-72. He was invited as
the visiting professor at the Maryland Institution of Art
in 1981-82; by the Indo-US Science and Education committee
to lecture on contemporary Indian Art in Many well known
Art Institutions in the USA in 1981-82 and also by National
Institute of Design in 1984 and 1990 as Artist-in-Residence.
He was awarded Lalit Kala Academy fellowship in 1984, an
honorary Doctorate by Burdwon University in 1991 and by
Rabindra Bharati University in 2000. He was Medal and inscription
by “L’officier de L’orde des arts at letters”
Govt. College of Arts & Crafts, Calcutta.
Solo Exhibition: Several in Kolkata, New Delhi & Paris.
Group Shows and workshop in India and Abroad: Several in
kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Dacca, Sao Paulo, Havana, etc. Awards:
Lalit Kala Academy (1968); Fellowship for study of Museums
of Art, France (1969 & 1970); Rabindra Bharati university
Award, Kolkata (1976); All India Fine Arts & Crafts
Society (1996); Government of West Bengal etc. Important
Collection: NGMA, Lalit Kala Academy & Art Heritage
in New Delhi; Academy of Fine Arts & Birla Academy of
Arts & culture, Kolkata; and many other Government and
private collections in India and Abroad.
He completed his National Diploma in fine Arts from Indore
School of Art, Indore (1973). Many Award Like the state
Award. All India Kalidas Art exhibition, Bhopal (1997),
Tulika exhibition and Mera Indore, Indore (1990).
Diploma in painting from GCAC, Kolkata. Founder member
of SCA. Received the National Award 1978, Lalit Kala Academy,
New Delhi. He lives and works from Kolkata.
Suhas Roy (1936)
Indian College of Art & Draftsmanship, Kolkata on French
Govt. Scholarship Atelier 17, France; Higher studies in
Graphic Art under S.W. Hayher, Atelier 17, Paris and Murals
at L’Ecole superior Das Beaux Art. Paris. Solo Exhibition:
Several Art Galleries in Kolkata. Important participation
: National Exhibition of AFA, W.B. State Academy; several
group shows in Tokyo, Yugoslavia, Romania, Czechoslovakia,
Hungary, Poland, Belgrade, Budapest, Prague & Bucharest;
Participated in auctions organized by Christies London (1997-
1998); Jahangir Art gallery for ‘Help age’ (1993);
Sothebys, (1992) and numerous Art camps. Other experiences:
Reader, Painting (1982-93); Principle, Indian College of
Art & Draftsmanship, Kolkata (1971-73); lecturer, Kala
Bhavan, Visva Bharati University (1974- 81); visiting lecturer
in various institutes in Europe; Member of society of contemporary
Artist, Kolkata (1960-2001). Awards: Indian college of Arts
& Draftsmanship (1957-58); AIFACS, New Delhi (1969);
W.B state Academy (1970); Certificate of Marit, Birla Academy
of Art & Culture, Kolkata (1973-74); All Indian Graphic
Exhibition, Group 8 (1968). Important Collections: Various
in India and Abroad.
Syed Haider Raza
Born in 1922 in Babaria, Madhya Pradesh, Raza moved to Mumbai
where he graduated from Sir J.J. School of Art in 1943 and
went on to be one of the founding members of the progressive
Artist’s Group in 1947. After receiving a French Government
Scholarship in 1950 he left for Ecole Nationale des Beaux
Arts, Paris. Raza was awarded the prix de la Critique in
Paris, in 1956. In 1962 he was visiting lecturer at the
University of California in Berkeley, USA. The Madhya Pradesh
state Government invited Raza for the major exhibition of
his works in 1978 and also awarded him with the Kalidas
Samman in 1996-97. The Government of India awarded him with
the Padma shri in 1981, one of the highest civilian honors.
Vaikuntham Thota was born in Andhra Pradesh and studied
at the Collage of Fine Arts and Architecture Hyderabad.
In 1971, he won Lalit Kala Academy Fellowship to study at
the M.S. University, Baroda. He has had several solo shows
in New Delhi, Mumbai and in several cities in the south
India. His works have also been exhibited in New York, London
and Birmingham, U.K., at the Vll Triennale, New Delhi, Kassel,
Germany and with Saffron art in Los Angeles and Hong Kong
(2001). He won the Bharat Bhavan Biennale Award, Bhopal,
in 1988 as well as the National Award for Painting from
the Government of India, in 1983.