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  • Paritosh Sen
    Born : Paritosh Sen one of the surviving greats of the prestigious Calcutta Group of yesteryear, was born in 1918 in Dhaka, now in Bangladesh .
    Educations :
    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 :
    1950 Brussels 1952 London 1968 Kolkata 1989 New Delhi 2005 Kolkata.
    Selected Collections :
    Glenbarra Art Museum. Japan. Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. NGMA, New Delhi. Sydney Art Museum, Australia. Rashtrapati Bhawan, 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.
    Style :
    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 .