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S.R. Bhushan View Artworks of S.R. Bhushan Back to Artist

He created subdued, semi abstract images, centered on human form. These images seemed to peep through the upper crust from the depth like tormenting memories from some remote past.

Born in Karimganj in Bangladesh in 1938, S.R. Bhushan graduated in Fine Arts from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan in 1961 under the mentorship of Benode Bihari Mukherjee and Ram Kinker Baiji. He also studied painting at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts, Paris with the help of a scholarship from the French government in 1967.

He worked with many genres of art simultaneously. S.R. Bhushan was a painter, sculptor and a print maker. He worked with marble at the International Sculpture Camp, Mazel and then went onto cretad commissions of steel for Hindustan Steel, New Delhi in 1972. S.R. Bhushan has also worked with the medium of fibreglass. He was the Director of the Design and Development Centre, Goa in 1974 and the Director of the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 1990.

He was one of the founder members of the Society of Contemporary Artists, Calcutta.


Teaching Experience

Senior Art Teacher at Gyan Bharati, Calcutta ( 1962-63 )

Incharge of the Art Department, Cambridge School, New Delhi ( 1964-66 )

Taught as a Visitig Faculty in the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi ( 1978-80 ).

Assistant Professor, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi ( 1980 )



Studied at High School, Karimganj, Assam ( 1948-54 )

Graduated in Fine Arts from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan( 1957-61 )

Received specialised painting training in Ecole de Beaux Arts, Paris, obtaining French Government Fellowship.

Passed the Audio-Visual Method Examination, Alliance Francaise



Participated in the group shows by Society of Contemporary Artists, Calcutta, Delhi and Bombay  ( 1962,63, 64, 65 )

Participated in the National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi ( since 1962 )

Solo Exhibition organised by Alliance Francaise de Calcutta at French Cultural Centre Gallery, Calcutta ( 1962 )

Exhibition sponsored by The Society of Contemporary Artists at The Artistry House, Calcutta (1963 )

Solo Exhibition in New Delhi ( 1964 )

Solo Show of Paintings, Society of Contemporary Artists, Calcutta ( 1964 )

Group Exhibition at Gallery Chemould ,Bombay, Calcutta ( 1964-66 )

Represented in ‘indian Painting Now’ at Commonwealth Arts Festival, London (1965 )

St Peter’s Abbey, Newcastle ( 1965 )

Gent, Belgium ( 1965 )

One man show at KunikaChemould Art Centre, New Delhi ( 1966 )

Represented in Young Artists of Today , Paris ( 1967 )

Solo show at Rue Gozlin, Paris, London, Bruselles and Amsterdam ( 1967 )

Solo show in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Paris ( 1968 )

Solo show at Gallery Chemould, Bombay ( 1968 )



Society of Contemporary Artists, London

National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi

Taj Hotel, Bombay

Punjab Museum, Chandigarh

Birla Academy of Arts and Culture, Calcutta

Mr Jean Daridan( Paris )

Dr. A. Lindt ( Geneva )

Mr Peter O’ Tool ( London )

Dr H.N. Roland ( London )

Mr. M. Gar-stone Laclare( Paris )

Madam Colone( Brussels )

Mr & Mrs. Waldman Gaymann( Munich )

Mr & Mrs. Max Hellmann ( Washington )

Mr Erhard Hein (west Germany )

Mrs Gayatri Dalmia ( New Delhi )

Mr MasoororiPukoka, Japan

Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi



Obtained Government of India Scholarship for Higher Stduies( 1957-61 )

Awarded French Govt. Fellowship for specialised training in Fine Arts ( 1966-67 )

AIFACS Award, New Delhi ( 1975 )

President of India’s Gold Plaque for best Exhibit ( 1975 )

Received the National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi ( 1978 )

Invited by British Council to viist Artists organisations and studios ( 1983 )

Invited by State Dept, United States of America to visit various states of America to study and get acquainted with the American contemporary art scene today  

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