jamini Roy

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BIOGRAPHY

Jamini Roy was born on the 11th of April 1887 into a moderately prosperous family of land owners in a village called Beliatore in the district of Bankura in Bengal .
When he was sixteen he was sent to study at the Government School of Art in Calcutta. He was taught to paint in the prevailing academic tradition, drawing Classical nudes and painting in oils and in 1908 he received his Diploma in Fine Art.
However, he soon realised that he needed to draw inspiration, not from Western traditions, but from his own culture, and so he looked to the living folk and tribal art for inspiration. He was most influenced by the Kalighat Pat,Kalighat pat was not a person but a style of art with bold sweeping brush-strokes. He moved away from his earlier impressionist landscapes and portraits and between 1921 and 1924 began his first period of experimentation with the Santhal dance as his starting point.

Timeline:
1990 M.F.A. In Painting From Indira Kala Sangeet V. V. Khairagarh
1985-87 Kalidas Exhibition, Ujjain,
1964-99 Exhibition Kala Parishad, Bhopal
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