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Bahadur Chitrakar

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Bahadur Chitrakar, a folk artist from Medinipur in West Bengal, India, specializes in two traditional painting styles of Bengal - Patachitra style of scroll painting and Kalighat painting style. Bahadur belongs to a ...

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Bahadur Chitrakar, a folk artist from Medinipur in West Bengal, India, specializes in two traditional painting styles of Bengal - Patachitra style of scroll painting and Kalighat painting style.
Bahadur belongs to a family of ‘Chitrakars’ or ‘painters,’ where painting is a tradition, which is passed on from one generation to the next in the family. He too learnt the art watching his parents and grandparents practicing it during his childhood years.
He prefers to paint over paper than the traditional medium cloth irrespective of the painting style he would follow, and would use homemade natural colors.
Today there exists only handful painters like Bahadur involved in Kalighat style of painting, and struggling to keep this artform alive.
In his painting career, Bahadur had exhibited his artworks at various national and international events, exhibitions, and fairs and travelled as far as Russia and Europe to showcase his artworks. Bahadur conducts art workshops in schools and colleges as well.

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    Bahadur Chitrakar, a folk artist from Medinipur in West Bengal, India, specializes in two traditional painting styles of Bengal - Patachitra style of scroll painting and Kalighat painting style.
    Bahadur belongs to a family of ‘Chitrakars’ or ‘painters,’ where painting is a tradition, which is passed on from one generation to the next in the family. He too learnt the art watching his parents and grandparents practicing it during his childhood years.
    He prefers to paint over paper than the traditional medium cloth irrespective of the painting style he would follow, and would use homemade natural colors.
    Today there exists only handful painters like Bahadur involved in Kalighat style of painting, and struggling to keep this artform alive.
    In his painting career, Bahadur had exhibited his artworks at various national and international events, exhibitions, and fairs and travelled as far as Russia and Europe to showcase his artworks. Bahadur conducts art workshops in schools and colleges as well.

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