Hemen Majumdar

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Hemendranath Majumdar
Born 19 September 1894
Kishoreganj, British India (present-day Bangladesh) [1]
Died 22 July 1948[1]
Nationality Indian
Known for Painting

Hemendranath Majumdar was an Indian painter.[2] His popular painting is Lady with Lamp, depicting loneliness of a woman (Not to be confused with Woman With the Lamp by another famous Indian painter Sawlaram Haldankar). In 2002, there was a huge uproar when his painting was stolen and found with an art dealer.[3]

Early life[edit]

Hemen Majumdar was born in Kishoreganj in British India (now in Bangladesh).

In 1910, he joined Government College of Art & Craft and from 1911–15 studied at Jubilee Art School, Calcutta.[4]


Hemen Majumdar painted the gates to welcome King George V, on his visit to India in 1911.

In 1919, he founded Indian Academy of Fine Art in Calcutta along with Jogeshchandra Seal, Jamini Roy, Bhabani Charan Law and Atul Bose.

He also published a journal, Shilpi, with A.C. Mukhopadhyay.


  • Lady with Lamp - Loneliness of woman
  • Cure of all Ills - Painted Mahatma Gandhi spinning thread


  • 1921-22 First Prize, Bombay Art Exhibition, Bombay.


  1. ^ a b Old Indian Arts. "Nude Study by Hemen Mazumder". Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "I will stand up and paint again". The Times of India. 
  3. ^ "Police doubt art dealer's innocence". The Times of India. 
  4. ^ "Hemen Mazumdar Profile: Delhi Art Gallery". Archived from the original on 15 July 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 

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