About the Artist & his work :
Born in Purnea in 1970, North Bihar and educated in Darbhanga, Dewashish has spent a better part of his life amongst tribals. Having imbibed their ways, he has tried to capture their lifestyle into his art. Dewashish’s love for art began while he was in junior school. After passing out of school, he joined the Purnea Art College in Bihar. Later he shifted to Kolkata and joined the Rabindra Bharati University. Before joining Rabindra Bharati University though, Dewashish had worked with Shri Sukumay Mitra, an eminent artist from Shantiniketan and student of Nandalal Basu.
Professional Qualification :
Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts from Indian College of arts and Draftsmanship, Kolkata (under Rabindra Bharati University). Attend First Class. You get a glimpse into the world of tribals – a world of unspoilt charm, of pristine beauty, of emotions, dreams, hopes and aspirations. This is what Dewashish Das has tried to capture in his canvas. Simple details like caste marks, necklaces, peacock feathers, animals and vivid colours like red, green, yellow, blue and white are the trademarks of his paintings. He has participated in many regional, national and international exhibitions.