Maya Burman

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Maya Burman (born 1971, Paris)[1] is a contemporary artist of Indian parentage living in France.

Biography[edit]

Burman was brought-up in France. She initially trained as an architect, but found the profession too restrictive and turned her hand to painting.[2] She works mainly in pen and ink, and watercolor. This spontaneous media encourages her to create series of works, because overworking or reworking each painting with new ideas is difficult.[2] Her paintings are delicate and usually have a strong fantasy element. She has had several exhibitions of her work in India, France, and the UK, and won several prizes.[citation needed]

She is the youngest member of an extended family of eminent artists: her father, Sakti Burman (from Kolkota) and French mother Maite Delteil, are both prominent artists,[1] as are her cousin, Jayasri Burman and cousin's husband, Paresh Maity.

Awards[edit]

  • Award for Young Painters - Salon de Colombes (1997)[1]
  • Award of the Fine Art Association of Sannois (1998)[1]
  • Award of the Salon d'Automne Paris (2000)[1]
  • Award of Watercolours Painting Section Salon de Colombes (2001) [1]

Personal life[edit]

Burman had an arranged marriage in India at age 23 and subsequently had a son. The marriage ended after two years and Burman returned with her son to France.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Mini Chandran-Kurian, "Maya Memsaab", The Times of India, Nov 10, 2002.
  2. ^ a b Swapna Sathish, "Heart-felt expressions", The Hindu, Aug 16, 2005.

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