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Paritosh Sen



Education  1949-54 Studied at Paris at Andre Lhote’s School, Academy Grand Chaumier, Ecole des Beaux Arts ( Mural Painting) and at Ecole des Louvre (History of painting), Paris 1936-40 Government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai  Exhibitions  2012-13 'Calcutta Chromosome',... 2012-13 'Calcutta Chromosome', The Viewing Room, Mumbai 2011 'Ethos V: Indian Art Through the Lens of History (1900 to 1980), Indigo Blue Art, Singapore 2011 ‘Manifestations VI', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi 2011 'Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art', from the Collection of Shelley and Donald Rubin at Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta 2011 ‘Manifestations V', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi 2010 Akar Prakar, Kolkata 2010 'Figure/Landscape: Part One', Aicon Gallery, New York 2010 'Evolve: 10th Anniversary Show', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai', Nehru Centre, Mumbai 2010 Annual Exhibition, Chawla Art Gallery, New Delhi 2010 'Black is Beautiful', India Fine Art, Mumbai 2010 'Essential, Eclectic,...Ephemeral', The Harrington Mansions, Kolkata 2009 'Modern Continuous', Galerie 88, Kolkata 2009 'Indian Art After Independence: Selected Works from the Collections of Virginia & Ravi Akhoury and Shelley & Donald Rubin', Emile Lowe Gallery, Hempstead 2009 'The Root of Everything', Gallery Mementos, Bangalore Selected Solo Exhibitions 2008 ‘Paritosh at 88’, Project 88, Mumbai 2007 ‘Paritosh at 88’, Galerie 88, Mumbai 2002 ‘Retrospective’, Artworld, Chennai 2002 ‘Retrospective’, Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai 2001 ‘Mini Retrospective Show’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata 1998 ‘Works on Paper’, Lakereen Art Gallery, Mumbai 1992 ‘Acrylics as Water Colors’, The Village Gallery, New Delhi 1991 ‘Instant Images’, The Village Gallery, New Delhi 1989 ‘Self Portraits’, The Village Gallery, New Delhi 1973 Gallery Sanskriti, New Delhi 1967 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata 1965 Gallery Chemould, Kolkata 1962 London 1950 Brussels Group Exhibitions 2008 'Moderns', Royal Cultural Centre, Amman, Jordan organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in collaboration with Embassy of India, Amman, Jordan 2008 'Frame Figure Field: 20th Century Modern and Contemporary Indian Art', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi 2008 ‘Freedom 2008 – Sixty Years after Indian Independence’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata 2008 'Tales, Reflection and Constructs', ITC Windsor, Bangalore 2007 ‘Colors of Art’, Presented by Galerie Sara Arakkal and Gallery Art Resource Trust at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2007 ’12 Artists’, Presented by Akar Prakar at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2006 'Drawing Show an Act of Art II', Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai 1993 ‘Wounds’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata 1992 ‘Confluence ‘92’, Kolkata 1984 Four Indian Partners, Stockholm, Sweden 1972 Four Indian Partners, Pittsburgh, USA 1951 Calcutta Group – Progressive Art Group (PAG) Joint Exhibition, Kolkata 1944 First Calcutta Group Exhibition, Services Club, Kolkata Joint Exhibitions 2006 With Tyeb Mehta, Gallery One, London Participations 1986 2nd Havana Biennale, Cuba 1965 Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil 1965 The Commonwealth Arts Festival, London Honours and Awards 2004 Lalit Kala Ratna, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1999 Aban Gagan Puruskar, Viswabharti University, Santiniketan 1998 Hirachand Dugar Award, Kolkata 1998 Smt. Bijoya Chakraborty Smriti Puraskar, Kolkata 1998 Rabindra Bharti University, Kolkata 1997 Outstanding Citizen Award from The English Speaking Union 1996 Kalidas Nag Award 1995 West Bengal State Lalit Kala Prize for Achievement in Art 1991 Conferred Hony. Doctor of Literature, University of Burdwan, West Bengal 1986 Conferred Fellowship, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi   A painter, illustrator, tutor and writer, Paritosh Sen has been a part of the world of Indian art, for close to four decades now. Sen's more recognizable works are his caricatures, which reflect strong underlying socio-political shades, and his female nude drawings. His style of representation is influenced by his exposure to Western Modern art, and has traces of cubism. He uses two dimensional, structured planes but still creates an illusion of voluptuousness. His drawings and paintings are noted for their strong lines and bold, stylised strokes. Although colour is an important aspect of his paintings, it is the human figure, expressing a myriad of emotions, that dominates his art. A recurrent subject in Sen's works is his depiction of scenes from everyday urban life. These activities are rendered from a cynical and detached perspective, which is typically Sen's viewpoint.

Paritosh Sen

    • Lives and Works :
    • Kolkatta
    • Education :
    • Madras Art School


Artist Statement

A painter, illustrator, tutor and writer, Paritosh Sen has been a part of the world of Indian art, for close to four decades now. Sen's more recognizable works are his caricatures, which reflect strong underlying socio-political shades, and his female nude drawings. His style of representation is influenced by his exposure to Western Modern art, and has traces of cubism. He uses two dimensional, structured planes but still creates an illusion of voluptuousness. His drawings and paintings are
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Artist Biography

Education  1949-54 Studied at Paris at Andre Lhote’s School, Academy Grand Chaumier, Ecole des Beaux Arts ( Mural Painting) and at Ecole des Louvre (History of painting), Paris 1936-40 Government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai  Exhibitions  2012-13 'Calcutta Chromosome',... 2012-13 'Calcutta Chromosome', The Viewing Room, Mumbai 2011 'Ethos V: Indian Art Through the Lens of History (1900 to 1980), Indigo Blue Art, Singapore 2011 ‘Manifestations VI', Delhi Art Gall
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