REVIEW FOR EXHIBITION OF PAINITINGS BY JOGEN CHOWDHURY
Jogen Dada is in the city with savouries from Shantiniketan.
Kalakriti is exhibiting paintings of Jogen Chowdhury, one of the topmost artistes of the country, at their gallery premises from 8th September to 30th September.
Jogen Chowdhury was born in Daharpara Village of Faridpur, Bangladesh. Jogen's father Pramatnath Chowdhury was a brahmin zamindar, who painted several mythological scenes from the village theatres and also sculpted various Hindu icons. Where as his mother was an expert in Alpana drawings. He graduated from the Government College of Art & Crafts, Calcutta in 1960.
In 1965, he left for the Ecole Nationale Superiere des Beaux Arts, Paris on a French Govt scholarship. He returned to India in 1970 and joined the Calcutta Painters Group. His works have been included in many national and international galleries and museums. He had represented India at the Biennales of San Paolo, Dhaka and Havana. In 1972, he was appointed the curator to Rashtrapati, and joined Kala Bhawan, Shantiniketan as Associate Professor in the Department of Painting. Jogen Chowdhury now lives and works in Shantineketan.