Sunil Das

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Sunil Das
Born (1939-08-04)August 4, 1939
Calcutta, India
Died August 10, 2015(2015-08-10) (aged 76)
Nationality Indian
Education Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata
École des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Known for Painting
Movement Expressionism

Sunil Das (August 4, 1939 – August 10, 2015) was an Indian expressionist painter.[1] He is known for the paintings in his Bull Series and his piece "Woman".[2]

In 2014 the 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. He died in 2015.[4]


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.[5] He had around 88 solo exhibitions across the world including having his work included in the Paris Biennale.

He was the founder member of Society of Contemporary Artists.


  • Bull Series
  • A woman in her failings (oil on canvas)
  • Horses in motion (charcoal) [6]


  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. ^ "Postmodern artist Sunil Das passes away at 76 : FYI, News - India Today". Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  5. ^ "Sunil Das: Contemporary Indian Artist". Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  6. ^ "Personality : Of horses, bulls and life itself". The Hindu. 2006-01-14. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 

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