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Bijan Choudhury
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Bijan Choudhury has worked on the imagery of Bengali poetry as it has evolved since its earliest days to the present, covering almost more than four centuries of poetical development. His paintings have narrative elements but are in no way illustrative. He is here both as a composer and interpreter. His archetypal imagery and symbolism are not explicit as in the recent Indian variety of Surrealism and fantastic art. He has always avoided the sensational and the fearful aspects of art. He has searched for significant visual forms that have behind them the range and scope of Human Art since the earliest cave dwelling days.


Studied at Govt. College of Arts & Crafts, Calcutta from 1945 – 49. He was expelled before completing his Diploma due to his deep involvement in politics. In 1953 he transferred and graduated from Govt. Institute of Arts, Dhaka.

Teaching Experience:

He was the Principal, Indian College of Art and Draftmanship, Calcutta – 1976-1980


• 1959 – Group show, Society of Contemporary Artists, Calcutta.

• 1960 – Group show, Society of Contemporary Artists, Calcutta.

• 1960 – Banga Sanskriti Sammelan, Calcutta and Bombay.

• 1962 – Solo show at Arts and Prints Gallery, Calcutta.

• 1963 – Solo show at Arts and Prints Gallery, Calcutta.

• 1963 – Solo exhibition at Patna.

• 1964 – Eight Painters from Calcutta, AIFACS Gallery, New Delhi.

• 1964 – ‘Calcutta Painters’ group show, Calcutta.

• 1965 – ‘Calcutta Painters’ group show, Calcutta.

• 1966 – Show in honour of Giacometti, Industry House, Calcutta.

• 1968 – Exhibition with Paritosh Sen, Pravas Sen, Sarbari Roy Chowdhury & Mahim Rudra, Calcutta.

• 1969 – West Bengal Artists, sponsored by Srinantwu, Bombay.

• 1974 – Exhibition at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta.

• 1974 – ‘Calcutta Painters’ group show, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta.

• 1975 – ‘Calcutta Painters’ group show, Sridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi.

• 1975 – Participated in the Third Triennale, New Delhi.

• 1977 – Retrospective, Alliance Francaise, Park Mansion, Calcutta.

• 1982 – Four Indian Artists, Stockholm.

• 1982 – Participated in the Miniature Exposition, Paris.

• 1982 – Festival of India, Commonwealth Institute, London.

• 1984 – Artists from India, Goethe Institute, Munich.

• 1984 – Joint exhibition with Prokash Karmakar, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.

• 1985 – Exhibition presented by The British Deputy, High Commission British Council Division, Calcutta.

• 1986 – Invited to participate in the exhibition, Trends in Contemporary Bengal Arts, Commonwealth Institute, London.

• 1986 – Retrospective, Art Heritage, New Delhi.

• 1988 – West Bengal Artists of Today, sponsored by Galerie' 88, Calcutta.

• 1989 – Paintings of Indian Music, Galerie' 88, Calcutta.

• 1990 – Calcutta 300, exhibition of paintings, Govt. of West Bengal, Calcutta.

• 1990 – Calcutta through eyes of Painters, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta.

• 1991 – Bengal Art Today, organised by Galerie' 88, Bombay.

• 1991 – Group exhibition organized by Art Critic Arup Dutta, Bangalore.

• 1992 – Exhibition at Art Heritage, New Delhi.

• 1993 – Joint exhibition with Debabrata Chakraborty, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.

• 1998 – Exhibitions of his paintings, Art Heritage, New Delhi.

• 2000 – ‘Kabita Chitramala’ - new works of Bijan Chowdhury, taking off from old and new Bengali poems, Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery, Calcutta.


• National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.

• Gaganendra Art Gallery (Govt. of West Bengal).

• Jane and Kito de Boer, Dubai.

• Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.


• Academy of Fine Arts Award, Calcutta. 1978 Rabindra Bharati Award, Calcutta – 1963

• Documentary coloured film entitled 'Bijan', made by Film Australia, Film Division of Govt. of Australia – 1978

• ‘Abanindra Puroshkar’, Govt. of West Bengal, Calcutta – 1995

• He received William Carey Award.
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