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Sunil Das

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Sunil Das enjoys a strong position among the front ranking painters of India. His eternally favourite bull and horse play a very important role in his paintings and were instrumental in his rise to prominence. An inde...

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Sunil Das enjoys a strong position among the front ranking painters of India. His eternally favourite bull and horse play a very important role in his paintings and were instrumental in his rise to prominence. An indefatigable painter, Das has jumped from one style to another easily in the past four decades, be it the bulls, the horses, the binodhini series, but each of them was marked with supreme skill and a sense of integrity which characterize the artist.

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  • About Artist

    Sunil Das enjoys a strong position among the front ranking painters of India. His eternally favourite bull and horse play a very important role in his paintings and were instrumental in his rise to prominence. An indefatigable painter, Das has jumped from one style to another easily in the past four decades, be it the bulls, the horses, the binodhini series, but each of them was marked with supreme skill and a sense of integrity which characterize the artist.

  • Academics

    1961-63 Ecole Nationale Superieure, Paris (On a French Government Scholarship)
    1961-63 Research in Fresco and Mosaic under Monsieur Chapelain-Midy and Monsieur J. Aujame, Paris
    1961-63 Studied Graphic Art under William Hayter and Krishna Reddy
    1961-63 Research in Painting, Atelier Julian and Atelier 17, Paris
    1954-59 Diploma in Painting, Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata

  • Exhibitions

    2011 'Beware /Be-Aware', Gallery...
    Selected Solo Exhibitions
    2011 'Beware /Be-Aware', Gallery Kolkata, Kolkata
    2008 'Endless Night', Ganges Art, Kolkata
    2005-06 ‘Art Moves – Works by Sunil Das’, organized by Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Park Hotel, Kolkata and Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    2005 ‘Horses…and Bulls – Paintings on Canvas and Paper by Sunil Das’, Jamaat, Mumbai
    2003 ‘Sunil Das in Retrospect 1957-2003’,. ITC Sonar Bangla Art Gallery, Kolkata
    2001 ‘Drawings – Bulls and Horses’, Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi
    2000 Art Heritage, New Delhi
    1999-2000 ‘Old Works by Sunil Das’, Gallery Om, New Delhi
    1999 ‘Drawings and Collages’, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1999 ‘Paintings’, ABC Academy of Art and Culture
    1999 San Francisco, USA and Gajah Gallery, Singapore
    1998 Gallery Mohanjeet, Paris
    1997 The Village Gallery, New Delhi
    1997 ‘Paintings and Water Colors’, Art Today, New Delhi
    1996 British Council, Kolkata
    1995-96 ‘Many Faces of Sunil Das’, Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi
    1995-96 ‘Exhibition of Paintings by Sunil Das’, Gallery ABC, Varanasi
    1995 ‘Drawing Installations’, Village Gallery, New Delhi.
    1994 ‘Recent Drawings’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
    1991 Centre Art Gallery, Kolkata
    1990 Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi.
    1988 ‘Drawings’, Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata
    1986 ‘Trends in Bengal Art’, Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi.
    1984 ‘Confrontations’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
    1983 ‘Paintings and Drawings’, Max Muller Bhavan, Kolkata
    1976-78 ‘Retrospective’, Kuala Lumpur, Basel and New York
    1976-78 ‘Exhibitions in Basel, Zurich, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and New York
    1976 Retrospective, Kolkata
    1975 Pioker Gallery, Hamilton, New York
    1975 Max Muller Bhavan, Kolkata
    1972 ‘Rourkela’, Max Mueller Bhavan.
    1972 ‘Musafir’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture and USIS Auditorium, Kolkata
    1971 Heidelburg, Germany.
    1971 Private Residence, Kolkata
    1971 Max Muller Bhavan, Kolkata
    1970 Gallery Unique, Kolkata
    1970 Gallery Chemould, Kolkata
    1969 ‘Recent Works’, Indo - American Society, Kolkata
    1968 Private Residence, Kolkata
    1968 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
    1968 Max Muller Bhavan, Kolkata
    1967 Private Residence, Kolkata
    1967 Calcutta Information Centre, Kolkata
    1967 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
    1966 Gallery Priyadarshini, Kolkata
    1966 Gallery Chemould, Kolkata
    1966 Retrospective, Kolkata
    1965 Red Fort, New Delhi.
    1965 Gallery Dhoomimal, New Delhi.
    1965 ‘Recent Drawings and Water Colors’, Gallery Kunika Chemould, New Delhi.
    1965 Gallery Arts and Prints, Kolkata
    1964 All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi.
    1963 Gallery Maison Des Beaux Arts, Paris.
    1962 Gallery Foyer Des Artists, Paris.
    1962 Gallery Jean Lafond, France.
    1961 Club De Quatre Vents, Gallery Dean la Found, Paris.
    1959 Artist House, Kolkata
    1958 Assam Cotton College, Guwahati
    Selected Group Exhibitions
    2012-13 'Calcutta Chromosome', The Viewing Room, Mumbai
    2011 'The Aviary', Ganges Art Gallery, Kolkata
    2010 'The Living Insignia', Gallery Ensign, New Delhi
    2010 'Image and Symbol: Painters Perception', Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata
    1998 ‘Fifty Years of Independence’, Apparao Galleries, Chennai, Gallery Martini, Hong Kong
    1998 ‘Tribute to Mother Teresa’, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1998 ‘The Master for Child’, organized by Ashraya, Dubai, UAE
    1997 ‘Small Format Contemporary Miniatures’, Apparao Galleries, Chennai
    1997 ‘The Looking Self’, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1997 ‘Tryst with Destiny’, organized by Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata and National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi
    1997 Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
    1997 ‘Within The Frame’, organized by Apparao Galleries, Chennai at New York, London, Hong Kong and New Delhi
    1996 Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
    1996 ‘Modern and Contemporary Indian Paintings: One Hundred Years’ Sotheby’s Auction, London
    1995 ‘Art for CRY’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    1995 Village Gallery, New Delhi
    1994 ‘Landscape’, Gallery Gandhara, Kolkata
    1994 ‘Contemporary Miniatures’, Centre for International modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
    1994-95 ‘Imagined City’, Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    1993 ‘Wounds’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
    1992 ‘East Meets West’, Oxford Gallery, New York
    1992 ‘Contemporary Indian Art’, Vadehra Art Gallery, Vadodara
    1990 ‘Exhibition of Drawings by Seven Artists’, Gallerie Ganesha, Kolkata
    1990 ‘Bengal Art Today’, Galerie 88, Kolkata
    1990 ‘Calcutta 300 – Through the Eyes of Painters’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
    1990 ‘Contemporary Art of India’, Glenbarra Art Museum, Hemeji, Japan
    1990 ‘Journey’s within a Landscape’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1990 ‘Dream of Calcutta’, Alliance Francaise, Kolkata
    1990 ‘Contemporary Artist’s of India’, Gallery Art and Data, Germany
    1990 ‘Sunil and Robert Max’, Central Gallery of Fine Arts, New York
    1990 ‘Reflection and Image’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1986 Zeitgenonssissche Indiseme Malerie, Germany
    1983 Max Mueller Bhavan, Kolkata
    1979-81 ‘Contemporary Indian Painting’, Kala Yatra, Chennai
    1976-78 Society of Contemporary Artists, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    1976-77 Society of Contemporary Artists, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
    1976 Max Muller Bhavan, Kolkata
    1975 Hilton Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
    1975 Max Muller Bhavan, Bangalore
    1975 Society of Contemporary Artists, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
    1974 Sarala Art Centre.
    1974 Max Muller Bhavan, Kolkata
    1973-75 Everson Museum, New York
    1973-75 Francophile Painters, Kolkata
    1972 USIS Auditorium, Kolkata
    1970-72 Indiche Kunst der Gegnwant, Gallery Coray, Zurich, Switzerland
    1970 Society of Contemporary Artists, New Delhi
    1970 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    1969 ‘Indian Painters 69’, Max Muller Bhavan, Kolkata
    1968 Society of Contemporary Artists, Santiniketan
    1968 International Inter-Fauna Art Exhibition, Hunting Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany
    1967-69 Kolkata, Mumbai and Santiniketan
    1967 ‘Progressive Painters Association’, Chennai
    1967 Calcutta Information Centre; Society of Contemporary Artists; Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
    1966 German Social Centre, Rourkela
    1966 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
    1965 ‘Indian Contemporaries’, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
    1965 Gallery Kunika-Chemould, New Delhi
    1965 Bombay Art Festival, Mumbai
    1964 Society of Contemporary Artists, New Delhi and Mumbai
    1964 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
    1963 Prix de Dome, Paris
    1963 Exposition Prix des Peintures, Etrangeres, Paris
    1963 Gallery Maison des Beaux Arts, Paris
    1962 Gallery Tedsco, Paris
    1962 Maison de Ministere des Affaires, Etrangeres, Paris
    1962 Salon De La Jeune Peinture, Paris
    1961 Society of Contemporary Artists, Kolkata
    1961 Gallery Tedsco, Paris
    1961 Salon De La Jeune Peinture, Paris
    1960 Society of Contemporary Artists, Kolkata and Mumbai
    1958-66 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
    Participations
    2013 'The Naked and the Nude: The Body in Indian Modern Art', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
    2011 ‘Manifestations VI', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delh
    2011 ‘Manifestations V', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
    2010 ‘Manifestations IV', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
    1999 Annual Exhibition, 32nd Anniversary of Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
    1989 20th International Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    1989 International Biennale, Havana, Cuba
    1989 Festival of Japan, Tokyo
    1989 International Triennale, New Delhi
    1984-86 Tokyo Biennale, Japan
    1982 5th International Triennale, India
    1971 2nd International Triennale, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    1971 ‘Man and his World’, organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi at India Pavilion, Montreal, Canada
    1964-66 National Exhibition, New Delhi
    1962 Biennale de Prix, Paris
    1961 Biennale de Prix, Paris
    1959-80 Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    1955-90 Award Winners Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

  • Award & Recognition

    2008 Taj Ratna Award
    1991 Shrimoni Award, Kolkata
    1989 Commissioner Sao Paulo, Biennale, Brazil.
    1983 Commissioner Triennale, India.
    1982 Jury of National Exhibition of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    1978 National Award.
    1975 Member of General Council Lalit Kala Academy
    1967 All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi.
    1966 Jury Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
    1962 Member de la Societe des Amis de Muses Nationale d’Art Moderne, Paris.
    1960 Award from the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata
    1960 Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad.
    1960 Academy of Fine Art, Kolkata
    1960 All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi.
    1960 Jury Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad.
    1960 Gold Medal, Calcutta University, Kolkata
    1960 French Government Scholarship
    1960 Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
    1960 Mysore Dasara Exhibition, Mysore.
    1959 Gold Medal, Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata
    1959 National Award, New Delhi

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