Jatin Das was born December 2, 1941 in Mayurbhanj, Orissa, and studied at the Sir J.J School of Art in Bombay under Professor SB Palsikar. He primarily uses oil, watercolor, ink and conte. In a career spanning over five decades, his works have been part of several public and private collections in India and abroad. Most notably, he has done several murals and sculpture installations, including a large mural at the Parliament House entitled “Mohenjo Daro to Mahatma Gandhi”, commissioned by the Parliament of India on the occasion of 50 years of India's Independence.
Over the last 45 years, Jatin Das has built a large personal collection of traditional arts, including a rare collection of over 6,500 hand fans that has been exhibited in India and abroad. The J.D. Centre of Arts has been established to house his collection of traditional and contemporary art in Orissa. In addition to charitable donations locally and internationally, the artist actively led the relief and rehabilitation work of a village in Orissa after the super cyclone in 1999.
Jatin Das, a professional contemporary artist, has held over 55 one-man exhibitions both in India and abroad, and has participated in numerous national and international shows and artist camps. He has lectured extensively at innumerable art and architectural colleges and museums on contemporary and traditional art forms, and acts as an advisor to many government and private art and cultural bodies.