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Bikash Bhattacharjee View Artworks of Bikash Bhattacharjee Back to Artist

Recognized as India’s leading painter in the western realist and surrealist traditions, Bikash Bhattacharjee is known the world over for works that are haunting , somewhat disturbing and portray the grim realities of urban, middle class existence in a  city like Kolkata.

Bikash Bhattacharjee was born in Kolkata in 1940. He graduated from the Indian College of Arts and Draftsmanship, Kolkata in 1963 where he began teaching in 1968. In 1973, he began teaching at the Government College of Art and Craft and taught there till 1982. He was also a member of the Society of Contemporary Artists.

Acclaimed the world over for juxtaposing the real with the unreal, Bikash Bhattacharjee in his art portrayed subjects from his immediate socio-cultural milieu – old men and women, children, women, etc. But what was distinct was that he infused these subjects with such intensity that by looking at the paintings, one would get a sense of eerie disturbance, one would almost want to travel into the psyche of those characters. Such was the depth of intensity in his works.

He received numerous awards for his works.

Bikash Bhattacharjee passed away in 2006.

 

Education  

1958-63 Diploma in Fine Arts, Indian College of Arts and Draftsmanship, Kolkata  

Selected Posthumous Exhibitions  

 2016 'A Passage To Realism', Gallery 7, Mumbai

 2016 'Human Face and Urban Space', Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata

  2013 'The Naked and the Nude: The Body in Indian Modern Art', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi

  2012-13 'Calcutta Chromosome', The Viewing Room, Mumbai

  2011 ‘Manifestations VI', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi

 2011 ‘Manifestations V', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi

  2011 'Time Unfolded', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi

  2010 'Figure/Landscape - Part One', Aicon Gallery, New York

  2010 ‘Manifestations IV', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi

2009 'Bikash Bhattacharjee: A Retrospective', Emami Chisel, Kolkata; Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

  2009 'Master Class', The Arts Trust, Mumbai

  2009 'Modern Continuous', Gallerie 88, Kolkata

  2009 'In Search of the Vernacular', Aicon Gallery, New York

  2008 'Moderns', Royal Cultural Centre, Amman, Jordan organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in collaboration with Embassy of India, Amman, Jordan

  2008 'Tales, Reflection and Constructs', ITC Windsor, Bangalore

  2008 ‘Freedom 2008 – Sixty Years after Indian Independence’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata

Selected Solo Exhibitions  

  2000 ‘Bikash 2000’, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata

  1998 ‘Reflections’, Gallerie 88, Kolkata

  1998 Park Hotel, New Delhi

  1997 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata

  1994 ‘Recent Works’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1993 Gallerie 88, Kolkata

  1993 Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi

  1992 Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1991 Homage, Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

  1991 ‘Kala Yatra’, Bangalore

1990 ‘The Boy’, Gallerie 88, Kolkata

  1990 ‘Durga II’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata

  1989 ‘Sabari’, Gallerie 88, Kolkata

  1989 ‘Durga’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata

  1989 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1987 ‘Environs’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata

  1987 ‘Environs’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1987 ‘Oils by Bikash’, Taj Hotel, Mumbai

  1986 ‘She’, Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1986 ‘She’, Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata

  1984 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1982 Calcutta Art Gallery, Kolkata

  1982 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

  1977 Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi

  1976 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

  1974 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

  1973 United States Information Centre, Kolkata

  1971 ‘Doll Series’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata and KunikaChemould, New Delhi

  1965 Artistry House, Kolkata

  1965 Tata Iron and Steel Company, Jamshedpur

 

Selected Group Exhibitions  

 1998 ‘Multimedia’, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata

 1997 ‘Colors of Independence’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi

 1996 ‘Chamatkara’, Whiteley’s Gallery, London, UK

1995 ‘Fantasy’, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata

1994 ‘Contemporary Miniatures’, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata

 1994 ‘Group exhibition’, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi

1993 ‘Wounds’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi and Kolkata

1993 ‘Trends and Images’, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata

1986 ‘Visions’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata

 1985 ‘East -West Visual Encounter’, Mumbai

  1985 Grey Art Gallery, New York

  1984 ‘Retrospective’, Mumbai

 1982 ‘Contemporary Indian Art’, Festival of India, Royal Academy of Arts, Kolkata

  1982 ‘India : Myth and Reality’, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC

 1982 ‘Seven Contemporary Artists’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata

  1982 Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, Germany

  1981 ‘Indian paintings Today’, Mumbai

  1981 ‘Four Contemporary Artists of West Bengal’, Kolkata

  1980 ‘Miniature Format’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

  1978 ‘Pictorial Space’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

  1976 All India Drawing Exhibition

  1975 All India Drawing Exhibition

 1972 ’25 Years of Indian art’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

  1972 Exhibition in Yugoslavia, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary

  1970 Exhibition in Yugoslavia, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary

Participations  

  1986 ‘Festival of India’, New York, Boston, Geneva, Moscow

  1982 V International Triennale, New Delhi

  1975 III International Triennale, New Delhi

  1971 II International Triennale, New Delhi

  1968 I Interantional Triennale, New Delhi

 

Honours and Awards

 

  2006 D.Litt, Kalyani University, West Bengal

  2004 Fellowship, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

  2004 Life Time Achievement Award, Doordarshan, Kolkata

  1990 Nivedita Purashkar, Ramakrishna Vivekananda Ashram

  1989 Shiromani Puraskar, Asian Paints

  1988 Padma Shri, Government of India

  1987 Bangla Ratna

  1972 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata

  1971National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

  1962 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

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