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Born on 1st January 1943 at Tamluk town of West Bengal, Biman Bihari Das secured a First Class (Distinction) in a Diploma in Modelling and Sculpture form the Government College of Art & Craft, Calcutta. He also passed a Teachers’ Training Art Appreciation Course ( History of Art ) from Calcutta University in 1967. He was a recipient of National Cultural Scholarship under Prof. Chintamoni Kar, Principal, Govt. College of Art And Craft, Calcutta during the period 1967 to 69. During 1973-74, he received the British Council Scholarship under Prof. Jeffrey Smedly, Department of Fine Art, Portsmouth, Polytechnic, UK.  Biman Bihari Das received ‘KALA VIBHUSAN” from All India Fine Arts and Craft Society (AIFACS) in 2001.

 

As a sculptor, he prefers to work with permanent materials like bronze, marble/stone and wood.

Biman has the ability to create magic with bronze. Out of the many works this sculptor has turned out to perfection are some of the ‘Naikas’ and which despite all modernity links them to the life enhancing the most spirit delighting expressions in the earlier Indian arts and literature. The impact of ‘naika’, when faithfully addressed by a dancer or a sculptor, is that we are suffused with purified sensations and so that what is based or gross in us, in our being, vanishes to leave us with distilled feeling. Above all these sculptures convey a lot of energy and the ways of growth.

 

Biman Bihari Das  has held more than 40 solo exhibitions since 1968 both in India and important International Art Centers such as New York and Budapest. He also recently held a 60-year retrospective with Art Pilgrim in Mumbai in 2014. He has been part of numerous group exhibitions and Biennales in India and abroad including Belgium, Seoul, Japan and Moscow. His works are a part of many prestigious collections of both India and abroad.

 

For his immense contribution to the field of art and sculpture, he was awarded the Padma Shri from the government of India in 2014.

 

The artist lives and works in both New Delhi and Kolkata.

 

 

EDUCATION

1966  first Class (Distinction) Diploma in Modeling & Sculpture, Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta 1967 Passed Teachers’ Training Art Appreciation Course (History of Art), from Calcutta             University

HONORS & LAURELS

 1967-69 Recipient of National Cultural Scholarship under Prof. Chintamoni Kar, Principal, GovtCollege of Art and Craft, Calcutta 1973-74 Recipient of British Council Scholarship under Prof. Jeffrey Smedly, Department of FineArt, Portsmouth, Polytechnic, U.K. 1993   Received U.G.C Grants under Indo- Hungarian Cultural Exchange Program in Budapest 1997  Fulbright fellowship (USA) 2001  Received ‘KALA VIBHUSAN’ from All India Fine Arts and Craft Society (A1FACS), New Delhi, INDIA 2014  awarded PADMA SHRI form the Govt. of India

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 1968:      Alliance Francaise, Calcutta 1970:      All India Fine Arts and Craft Society (A1FACS), New Delhi 1977:      Sridharini Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, 1981:      Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1983:      Rabindra Bhawan, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, 1983:      Taj Art Gallery, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai 1986:      Taj Art Gallery, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai 1988:      Sridharini Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi 1989:      New Jersey, USA, in; Sponsored by Mont Clair State College, New Jersey 1989:      Consulate General of India, New York, USA. Travel grant by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi 1990:      Russian Cultural Center, New Delhi, 1990:      Galerie 88 Calcutta. 1990:       Taj Art Gallery, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai 1992:       Indian Culture Center, Cairo. Egypt sponsored by the Govt. of India (Ministry of External       Affairs & I. C.C.R.) 1993:       Budapest, Hungary, 1994:       Taj Art Gallery, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai 1996:       Galerie 88. Calcutta 1996:        Taj Art Gallery, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai, 1998:        Taj Art Gallery, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai, 2000:       Taj Art Gallery, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai,                                2005:       Thriven Kale Sangam, sponsored by Krishna’s Collection Gallery, Delhi 2005:       Retrospective show, sponsored by Birla Academy of Art and Culture Kolkata 2010        Lalit kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi 2011        Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2011       25th solo show, sponsored by ICCR, Kolkata 2014       26th solo show(retrospective) by Art Pilgrim Gallery, Gurgaon, at Sridharini Art gallery, New Delhi

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Calcutta Sculptors Guild. All India Fine Art & Craft Society, New Delhi. Habitat Art Gallery, New Delhi Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta. Galerie 88, Calcutta Lalit Kala Academy, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta. Teachers’ Exhibition. New Delhi & Mumbai Bangalore, Calcutta. Art Today, New Delhi CIMA Art Gallery, Calcutta La Mere Art gallery. Calcutta Gallery freedom, New Delhi Academy of fine art, Calcutta College Of Art, New Delhi Delhi Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi Art Alive, New Delhi India Artist Circle, New Delhi Creative Wave,Delhi,Kolkata Gallery RASA,Kokata AAKRITI Gallery,Kolkata

 

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

 1974        Biennale Belgium 1978        Triennale India, 1986        Second Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Japan 1987        Biennale Bangladesh, Dhaka 1988        Contemporary Asian Show, Seoul 1988        India Festival in USSR, Moscow National Exhibition of Art, Sanity Kala Parishad, Delhi. Silver Jubilee Exhibition of Lalit Kala Academy held in European Counties, Middle East Dubai Mumbai and Salerjung Museum, Hyderabad.

 

 

 

AWARDS

 1965        Prof. S. N. Ghosal Award, Govt. College of Art & Craft Calcutta 1966        Education Secretary Award, Govt. Of West Bengal 1968        Awarded All India Fine Art & Craft Society, New Delhi.                      1971        Awarded Sir Ushanath Sen Memorial Medal, A1FACS, N. Delhi. 1972        Awarded Sir Ushanath Sen Memorial Medal A1FACS, N. Delhi 1972        Best Award from Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh 1972        National Award (Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi) 1975        Awarded D. P. Roychowdhury Memorial Medal A1FACS, N. Delhi 1976        A1FACS Award, New Delhi 1979        Best Award from Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi 1980        Birla Academy Of Art and Culture Award, Calcutta 1984        Sahitya Kala Parishad Award Delhi

 CAMPS/SEMINARS/ LECTURES

1975         Participated All India Artist Camp Srinagar, Kashmir 1982         Participated Lalit Kala Academy Sculptors’ Camp, Amritsar 1986        Participated Artists’ Camp Badkhal Lake, organized by Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi 1989        Participated in Artists’ Camp, organized by AIFACS, New Delhi 2001        Participated in Artists’ Camp, organized by The Lalit Kala Academy, Regional Center, Calcutta 2004      All India Sculptor/Potters camp,JD Center of Art,Bhubanaeswar,Orrisa 2004      Kala Kumbh Amritsar Academy of Art,Amritsar 2005      All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society,New Delhi 2005      Kalabrat International Artist Camp,Ujjain,MP 2006      All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society,New Delhi 2006      Kalagram,Chandigarh,North Zone Cultural Centre 2006      Sculptors/Painters camp,Karseong,Darjeeling sponsored by Bajoria Holding Group Private Ltd. Kolkata. 2006     India Sculptors Camp (Bronze casting) sponsored by Gallery ’88.Kolkata. 2006     India Sculptors Camp (Stone carving) sponsored by Lalit Kala Accademy ,New Delhi and Dept.of Culture,Govt of Karnataka ,Bangalore 2006     Sculptores Camp (Bronze casting) organized by Artists Forum,Kolkata 2007     Sculptors Camp(Bronze casting) at Jaipur organized by Sanskriti Art Gallery Kolkata. 2007     Painters Camp at Goa organized by Samanvai Art Gallery Jaipur.

            

Speaker - India International Cultural Center, New Delhi, Rotary International, New Delhi, and Meerat, Uttar Pradesh, Govt. College of Art and Craft, Calcutta. Lectures - Mont Clair State College, U. S. A. Virginia Common Wealth University, U. S. A.; District Columbia Art Center, Washington DC U. S. A.; Trinity College of art C. T. U.S.A, Senior Secondary School, Maryland, U.S.A.;  Atelier, Alexandria, Egypt.  Ministry of Culture, Budapest, Hungary Lecture demonstration - Visva Bharati Shantiniketan, Rabindra Bharati University, Lalit Kala Academy Regional Center, Calcutta. ; Govt. College of Art and Craft, Calcutta.

             

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Modem Art, New Delhi Lalit Kala Academy, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi. Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi. Triveni Kala Sangam New Delhi. Govt. Museum of Modem Art, Chandigarh. State Museum and Architecture, Jaipur. College Of Art, New Delhi. All India Fine Arts and Craft Society, New Delhi. Kashmir Academy of Art, Stringer. India Gandhi International Air Port, New Delhi. Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta.

 

VISITS ABROAD:

Paris, Italy, Scotland, England, U.S.A. Egypt, Dubai, Hungary. Visited Mauritius as an expert for the monumental art project of Govt. of Mauritius and revisited the second time for supervision & installation of the bronze and marble bust of Pt. Nehru Ji and Poet Subramania Bharati respectively. Recent visit to Cambodia and Thailand. Berlin, Czechoslovakia, Vienna, Istanbul
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