Sunil Das

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Sunil Das
Born 1939 (age 75–76)
Calcutta, India
Nationality Indian
Education Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata
École des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Known for Painting
Movement Expressionism

Sunil Das (born 1939) is an Indian expressionist painter.[1] He is popular for his paintings, Bull Series and woman.[2]

In 2014, Government of India conferred upon him its fourth-highest civilian award the Padma Shri.[3]

Early life and background[edit]

Sunil Das was born in Calcutta, India.

He joined the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 1955, then won a French Government Scholarship to study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.


Das joined Government of India's Handloom division, Ministry of Textiles.

He was inspired by the force and the strength of the moving horse. His works revolve around Man-Woman relationships, Woman in her sexual empowerment and In her loneliness.[4] He had around 88 solo exhibitions across the world including Paris Biennale.

He is the founder member of Society of Contemporary Artists.


  • Bull Series
  • A woman in her failings (oil on canvas)
  • Horses in motion (charcoal) [5]

Personal life[edit]

Sunil Das lives in Kolkata.


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Female vision". Indian Express. 2000-03-06. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  3. ^ "Padma Awards Announced". Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  4. ^ "Sunil Das: Contemporary Indian Artist". Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  5. ^ "Personality : Of horses, bulls and life itself". The Hindu. 2006-01-14. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 

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