- Dilip Chaudhury
Born : Kolkata, West Bengal.
Educational Qualifications : 1986 : Fine Arts Graduate from Indian Art College, Kolkata, 1st Class First with gold medal Art Appreciation Course from Information Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal.
Style : Dilip Chaudhury's works depict the Bengali countryside and his hometown Kolkata bathed in the monsoon rains. His black and white works are ever popular though of late he has been dabbling in colour. Dilip Chaudhury has been painting various scenes from everyday life of Calcutta & sometimes Banaras, in watercolour. From ancient monuments, streets & ghats, to a rickshaw puller in action, he is captured it all, beautifully. To somebody who has even a remote connection with Calcutta, he manages to bring a wave of nostalgia, as he symbolizes the character of the city of joy in his work.
Like a true artist who has not been afraid of trying his hand at almost every subject and medium under the sun, Dilip has metamorphosed into a sought – after artist with a niche skill of creating above all, subjects of abundant beauty and character with a strong sense of perspective. A touch of red in his paintings symbolises optimism. Dilip has executed truly riveting canvasses, each of which has a unique story to narrate. They are not flat but have grandeur, movement, people and therefore, life infused into them. Sometimes Dilip uses his imagination to highlight the simple rickshaw puller of Kolkata. He creates stylistic compositions from unusual angles, which succeed in enthralling the viewer.
Solo Exhibitions :
Birla academy All India Young faces, Kolkata
Group Exhibitions :
2010 : Pink Ginger Art Gallery at the Jehangir Art Gallery
Awards / Honours : 1993 : Award for best water color from Academy of Fine Arts
1997 : West Bengal State Academy award
1999 : West Bengal State cultural and Information affairs Govt. of West Bengal Best of Water Color Award & Indian Society of Oriental Art President award
1998 : Best painting award at Pune Art Foundation
2003 : Tilak Smarag Art Society (Pune) painting exhibition award for best water color exhibition & Gold medal at the All India Rajiv Gandhi Art Centre (Mumbai) painting exhibition.