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  • Suhas Roy
Born :Born in 1936, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Education :
1953-58 Diploma in Painting, Indian College of Art and Draughtsmanship, Calcutta. 1956-66 Studied graphic art under the guidance of S.W. Hayter, Atelier 17 and mural art at cole Superior Des Beaux Art, Paris.
Selected Solo Exhibitions :
2007-08 : ‘Drops of Silence’, Akar Prakar, Kolkata and Dhoomimal art Centre, New Delhi . 2007 : Organized by Art Pilgrim at Gallery SW – 1, London 2006 : Organized by Art Pilgrim at Gallery SW – 1, London 2006 : Organized by Indian Fine Arts at Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1992 : Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata 1988 : Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata 1986 : Dhoomimal Art Show, New Delhi 1986 : Chitrakoot Art exhibition, Kolkata.
Selected Group Shows :
• 2012 : Indian Impressions’, Gallery Kolkata, Kolkata • 2010 : 'Image and Symbol: Painters Perception', Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata • 2010 : 'Black is Beautiful', India Fine Art, Mumbai • 2009 : 'Indian Harvest', presented by Crimson- The Art Resouce, Bangalore at SG Private Banking, Singapore • 2008 : 'Faces', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai • 1996 : Organized by Gallery 88, Kolkata at Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, New York • 1995 : Exhibition of Late Masters and Contemporary Masters organized by Art News and The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata • 1995 : Indian Contemporary Masters organized by Sarala Art Gallery, Chennai • 1995 : ‘Exhibition of Women In Indian Art’, organized by The Gallery, Hong Kong • 1995 : Exhibition of Contemporary Masters organized by Sanskrit Art Gallery, New Delhi • 1995 : ‘Heads and Face’, organized by Gallery Maya, Hong Kong . • 1994 : Contemporary Masters, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata . • 1993 : ‘Help Age’, Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai • 1992 : ‘Exhibition of ‘Album’, by Society of Contemporary Artists, Kolkata • 1992 : All India Collector’s Choice Exhibition by Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata and Art Gallery, Mumbai . • 1992 : ‘India-a-Selection from the Words of Indian Painters’, organized by Gallery 88, Kolkata at The Oberoi, New Delhi . • 1992 : All India Exhibitions organized by Art Age Gallery, New Delhi • 1992 : ‘Bengal Art Today’, organized by Arup Datta and Management Council, Hyderabad. • 1991 : ‘Collectors Choice Exhibition’, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi • 1991 : ‘Monsoon Show’, Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata • 1989-90 : Karnataka ChitraKala Parishad, Bangalore • 1989-90 : Safdar Hashmi Memorial Exhibition, New Delhi • 1989-90 : ‘Drawing’, Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata • 1989-90 : Society for Children Welfare sponsored by Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata • 1988-89 : ‘Art for CRY’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai • 1988-89 : Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata.
Honours and Awards :
• 1986 : Certificate of Merit, Symphony, Hoshiarpur • 1973 : Certificates of Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata • 1970 : West Bengal Academy of Drama and Fine Arts, Kolkata • 1969 : All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi . • 1968 : 1st All India Graphic Exhibition by Group 8 • 1957-58 : Annual Exhibition, Indian College of Arts and Draughtsman ship, Kolkata.
Style :
He is one of the biggest and the most enduring names in the genre of Indian Modern Art. Often dubbed the father of female figurative forms. Consequently, his body of works, "Drops of Silence", executed in oil, pastels and pen-and-ink etchings on backdrops in watercolours, are all studies of "sad, slightly surreal nude women floating in a void". Roy's forte is Radhika - dark, enigmatic, beautiful Indian women who do not smile and are slightly "ethereal". The art world lost the great master artist in the year 2015.
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