About the Artist and his work :
1965 Graduated from the Govt. College of Art and Craft, Calcutta with a First Class in Fine Art.
Studied modern method of printmaking (Graphics), Atelier 17, Paris, under S.W. Hayter and Krishna Reddy.
Also studied Art-monumental (fresco), cole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris under Prof. Bertholle.
Award and Recognition :
1970 Awarded in the XIth Salon International of Paris-sud, Juvisy.
1969-71 Awarded French Govt. Scholarship for higher studies in Paris.
1971 Fellowship, Royal Norwegian Government to do research in Graphics at Atelier Nord, Oslo.
1972 Awarded at the Mahakoshal Kala Parishad, Raipur, Madhya Pradesh.
1972, 73 Award, AIFACS, New Delhi.
1975 UNESCO Fellowship, for higher studies in Television Graphics at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Montreal.
Awarded Senior Fellowship in Visual Art from the Department of Culture, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, for a period of 2 years.
1977 Award, Hyderabad Arts Society, Hyderabad.
Tapan Ghosh’s works capture the playfulness of formal elements, with line and colour chasing each other, disappearing and showing up unexpectedly to take the viewer by surprise. He doesnt only simply capture descriptions of the tangible world but enjoys the inventiveness of form making through playful deliberations, exploring the layering process, using instinctive control, often guided by the elements themselves.