Sunil Das

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Sunil Das
Born 1939 (age 74–75)
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.

Career[edit]

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.

Works[edit]

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

Personal life[edit]

Sunil Das lives in Kolkata.

References[edit]

  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". Artofbengal.com. 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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