- Niranjan Pradhan
Art education :
Govt. College of Art & Crafts, Calcutta in 1964 and 1967 (painting and sculpture respectively). Art appreciation course, Calcutta University, 1972.
Solo Exhibitions :
1975 – Indo-American Society, Kolkata. 1986 – Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, Kolkata. 1991 – Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay. 1993 - Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay..
Group Exhibitions :
1975 - Double life size bronze bust of Deshapran Birendranath Shasmal, Calcutta, India . 1977 - Executed creative metal sculpture [approx. 36 feet], Steel Plant, Bokaro, India. 1979 - Designed and executed Durga Chowk Children\'s Park, Haldia, India. 1985 - Double life size bronze bust of Raja Rammohun Roy for Education Department, West Bengal installed at Bristol, UK. 1990 - Bronze statue of Mahanayak Uttam Kumar (famous Bengali actor) [13 feet 4 inches]. 2005 - Bronze statue of Sir Ashutosh (half- bust) at the National Science Congress, Kolkata. 2005 - Bronze statue of Satyajit Ray (Oscar Award Winner) installed at Calcutta, India.
National exhibition :
AIFACS, New Delhi; Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta; Sculptor's Guild etc.
1970 - President's Silver Plaque from All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi. 1976 - Birla Academy Award. 1980 - Birla Academy Award.
Niranjan Pradhan emerged as an important sculptor from Calcutta, India in the late 1960s. Intuitive beauty and docile lyrical sensibility coupled with harmonious display of sharp, geometrically defined structural surfaces are the basic characteristics of his three dimensional art. His forms evolve from the inner core of life, from the environment around him. In that sense he is a reality conscious artist. ginal form during the 1970.
His forms are very much modern and flow as an extension of European geometrical cubistic modes; but the root of his consciousness within his own soil helps him to foster his own identity developing modernity within his own heritage.