Boy eating Corn : Great acrylic work by the student of Picasso, Indian Master Painter Paritosh Sen.
An illustrator and a painter, Paritosh Sen is one of the most celebrated painters of the Indian art field, who believes that “the success of a painting lies in the artist’s willingness to deal with each painting on it’s own terms”. Sen is known for his vivid illustrations of everyday urban life. His strokes are bold and stylized which help his human figures express a myriad of emotions.
Sen has experimented in various media from oil and water-colour to etching, to even acrylic which is quite rare for an artist of his generation. Paritosh Sen’s style never remained the same and it is not possible to categorise his works into any specific art genre.
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.
About the Artist & his works :
Born : Paritosh Sen one of the surviving greats of the prestigious Calcutta Group of yesteryear, was born in 1918 in Dhaka, now in Bangladesh .
1936-40 Diploma Fine Arts, GCAM.
1942 Founder Member:Calcutta Group
1950-53 Academie Andre Lhote, Paris
1970-71 J. R. D. IIIrd Fund Fellowship.
Selected solo Exhibitions :
1989 New Delhi
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.
Death : He died in Kolkata in October 22, 2008.