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Nikhil Biswas
Nikhil Biswas-Monart Gallerie - Indian Artists Gallery
He was born in Calcutta, West Bengal

Founder Member of the 'Calcutta Painters' Group
Founder Member of the Society of Contemporary Artists, Calcutta
Founder Member of the 'Chitrangshu Group', Calcutta
Illustrator in Bengali News Weeklies, 'Darpan' and 'Janasebak Saptahik'


Education:

Studied in Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta

Diploma in Sculpture from the same School 1950 - 1955


Teaching Experience:

He was an Art Lecturer in Mira Institute, Calcutta


Exhibitions:

First Solo Show in Calcutta 1954

Group Exhibition in Bombay 1954, 1955, 1956, 1960

Solo Show in Calcutta 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965

Group Show in Calcutta 1963

Eight Painters from Calcutta, AIFACS Gallery, New Delhi 1964

Group Show in New Delhi 1965

Exhibition of his Paintings, Art and Prints Gallery, Calcutta 1962

Joint Exhibition with Sculptor Sarbari Roychowdhury, German Cultural Institute, Max Muller Bhavan, Calcutta

Drawings & Rolling Pictures from India, organised by Ministry of the German Democratic Republic, German- South East Asian Society in the German Democratic Republic, Association of Painters and Sculptors of German, organised in Dresden, Halle, Magdeburg and then it travelled around other cities like Berlin and Munich in Germany 1966 - 1967

An Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, dedicated to the memory of Alberto Giacometti, Artistry House, Calcutta 1966

Retrospective Exhibition (selection from 1950 - 1966), organised by Smt. Bina Biswas at the Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta 1967

A Posthumous Exhibition of his paintings, Buffalo, New York 1968

Exhibition organised by Nikhil Biswas Memorial Committee, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay 1975

Exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta 1978

Group Exhibition at Commonwealth Institute, London 1986

Exhibition at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Calcutta 1988

Exhibition at Art Heritage, New Delhi 1990


Awards:

The Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, honoured him with a Gold Medal for being, the best exhibit in modern art 1956


Collection:

National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi

Ebrahim Alkazi, New Delhi

Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta

Neville Tuli, Bombay

Jane and Kito de Boer, Dubai

Mukund and Neerja Lath, Jaipur

Prashant Tulsiyan, Calcutta

Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi


Style:

He is a realist with strong expressionistic tendencies. Art for him could not be reduced to terms of aesthetic sensation alone. He therefore tried to make a subjective statement that reflects the tragedy of the human condition. His swirling or swelling figures, both human and animal, burst the bounds of normal anatomy by sheer force of vitality.
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