Ramanando Bandopadhayay - 8 x 10 inches ( Unframed size )
Mixed media on paper
Inclusive of shipment in roll form.
Lyrical and romantic, his work is typical of the Bengal School and reminiscent of Nandalal Bose who was his mentor. He is inspired by the simplicity and uncomplicated lives of the rustics. His canvases have a radiant innocence that is strongly reminiscent of an earlier era when life had a dignity and graciousness. A very distinct characteristic of Bandopadhyay's work is the recurrent use of a palette that comprises principally of reds, browns, greens and whites. For almost four decades, he has consistently employed the same colours. Mythology is his favourite subject. He has painted the ancient and rich cultural heritage of his country.
About the Artist and his work :
Born : 1936, Birbhum (West Bengal).
Ramananda completed his graduation in Fine Arts from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, Kolkata in 1957 under the guidance of Nandalal Bose. He taught Fine Arts at the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Purulia. He was a member of Birla Museum and the Asiatic Society, Kolkata.
Solo and Group Shows :
1969 - Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan;
1971, 1975, 1981, 1986 - Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata;
1972 - All India Fine Arts and Craft Society, New Delhi.
Exhibition : A Retrospective exhibition of his works was organised at the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata in 2003. He is one of the trustee members of Indian Museum, Kolkata and also a member of Kolkata Corporation Heritage Committee. He lives and works in Kolkata.
1961, 1972, 1978 and 1980 - Recipient of Four Academy Awards ;
2000 - Abanindranath Puraskar by the Government of West Bengal.