Jatin Das

Jatin Das was born in Orissa (now Odhisha) in 1941. Alumnus of Sir J J School of Art, Bombay, he has participated in numerous solo exhibitions in India and abroad. His phenomenal work has been auctioned by Osian’s, Sotheby’s and Christie’s. In the late nineties, he designed a 7 x 68 ft mural named, The…

Ganesh Pyne

Ganesh Pyne was born in 1937 in Calcutta (now Kolkata). He witnessed the horrors of the partition and it left deep scars on a young boy’s psyche. We see the results of these scars in his paintings. The Bengali folk tales that his grandmother narrated to him in his childhood also played an important role…

Ganesh Haloi

Ganesh Haloi was born in Mymensingh in present-day Bangladesh in 1936. The Partition of India forced him to leave his birth place, this experience deeply affected him and we see its reflection in his art pieces. In 1956, he graduated from the Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta (now Kolkata).  Later, he joined the…

G.R. Santosh

G.R. Santosh was born in 1929. He was forced to abandon studies after his father passed away. He had to pick up odd jobs to make ends meet. He took to painting sign boards, weaving silk and even carried out whitewashing of walls. This skillful artist of papier-mache was given a scholarship by the Government…

F.N. Souza

Francisco Victor Newton de Souza, popularly known as F.N. Souza, was born in Saligao, Goa in 1924. In 1940, he joined the Sir JJ School of Art in Bombay. In 1945, he was expelled from this institution because he had participated in the Quit India Movement. Later, he became the founder of the Progressive Artists’…

Dhananjay Singh

Dhananjay Singh was born in Bihar in 1977. He has a bachelor’s degree in sculpture from the Faculty of Visual Arts, Banaras Hindu University. He also has a master’s degree in sculpture from the M.S. University, Baroda. For a short while, Dhananjay Singh has been a visiting faculty at the National Institute of Fashion Technology,…