Artist Profile » Bijon Chowdhury

Born
1931
Education
1945-49 Studied At Govt. College Of Arts & Crafts, Kolkata, 1953 Gold Medal From Government Institute Of Art, Dhaka
Exhibitions
 SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 1962 Arts and Prints Gallery, Kolkata
  • 1963 Arts and Prints Gallery, Kolkata
  • 1974 Birla Academy of Art, Kolkata
  • 1977 Retrospective, Alliance Francaise
  • 1982 Miniature Exposition, Paris
  • 1985 Presented by British Deputy High Commission, Kolkata
  • 1986 Retrospective, Art Heritage, New Delhi
  • 1989 Paintings on Indian Music, Galerie 88
  • 1992 Art heritage, New Delhi
  • 2005 Aryan Art gallery, New Delhi
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 1959 Society of Contemporary Artists, Kolkata
  • 1960 Society of Contemporary Artists, Kolkata
  • 1960 Banga Sanskriti Sammelan sponsored show at Kolkata and Mumbai
  • AIFACS Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1966 Show in honour of Giacometti at Art in Industry House, Kolkata
  • 1968 Exhibition with Paritosh Sen, Pravas Sen, Sarban Roy Chowdhury, Mahim Rudra, Kolkata
  • 1969 West Bengal Artists Exhibition sponsored by Srinantwu, Mumbai
  • 1974 Kolkata Painters at birla Academy, Kolkata
  • 1975 Third Triennale, New Delhi
  • 1982-84 Indian Artists, Stockholm
 
  • 1984 Indian Artists, Goethe Institute, Munich
  • 1986 Trends of Bengal Arts Exhibition at Commonwealth Institute, London
  • 1975 Kolkata Painters at Sridharani, New Delhi
  • 1984 Joint Exhibition with Prokash Karmakar at Triveni Kala Sangam, Kolkata
  • 1988 West Bengal Artists of Today sponsored by Galerie 88, Kolkata
  • 1990 Kolkata 300 Exhibition of Paintings, Govt. of West Bengal, Kolkata
  • 1990 Kolkata through eyes of Painters by Birla Academy of Art and Culture
  • 1991 Bengal Art Today organized by Galerie 88 at Mumbai, Artists from Bengal organized by Arup Dutta, Art Critic at Bangalore
  • 2013 Visual Synthesis, Shridharani Gallery Triveni kala sangam, Delhi
AWARDS/HONOURS
  • 1963 Academy of Fine Arts Award, Calcutta
  • 1978 Rabindra Bharati Award, Calcutta
  • 1978 Documentary coloured film entitled `Bijan`, made by Film Australia, Film Division of Govt. of Australia
  • 1995 `Abanindra Puroshkar`, Govt. of West Bengal, Calcutta. He received William Carey Award
STYLE: A politically aware painter, like many of his time, he felt that abstractions in art are caused by frustrations resulting from a capitalist atmosphere. He comments, it will be sheer foolishness on our part to neglect reality and run after abstract art in a country, which is still in the grip of poverty, illiteracy and prejudice”. About Bijon Choudhury Bijon Choudhury was born in Bangladesh. His father, Kunjabehari Chowdhury, was a Journalist. He was brought up in an atmosphere saturated with music, painting and drama. Greatly influensed by Adinath Mukharjee, a freelance artist lived in his neighbourhood, Calcutta. He was the founder member of Society of Contemporary Artist. He was the founder member of Calcutta Painters group. He was the member, Advisory Comite of Fine Arts, Govt. of West Bengal. 1981-82, 1985-86 Toured Britainand France. He was the Council member of Democratic Writers and Artists Association
Sitaharan
Artist : Bijon Chowdhury
Title: Sitaharan
Size: 48X36 Inch
Item Code: #BC408
Kalighat 4
Artist : Bijon Chowdhury
Title: Kalighat 4
Size: 11X7 Inch
Item Code: #BC407
Kalighat 3
Artist : Bijon Chowdhury
Title: Kalighat 3
Size: 11X7 Inch
Item Code: #BC406
Kalighat 2
Artist : Bijon Chowdhury
Title: Kalighat 2
Size: 11X7 Inch
Item Code: #BC405
Kalighat
Artist : Bijon Chowdhury
Title: Kalighat
Size: 11X7 Inch
Item Code: #BC404
Untitled 6
Artist : Bijon Chowdhury
Title: Untitled 6
Size: 45X48 Inch
Item Code: #BC403
Untitled 5
Artist : Bijon Chowdhury
Title: Untitled 5
Size: 48X42 Inch
Item Code: #BC402
Untitled 4
Artist : Bijon Chowdhury
Title: Untitled 4
Size: 30X36 Inch
Item Code: #BC401
Puja
Artist : Bijon Chowdhury
Title: Puja
Size:
Item Code: 491702
Kalighat 5
Artist : Bijon Chowdhury
Title: Kalighat 5
Size: 11x7inch
Item Code: #BC409
Fair
Artist : Bijon Chowdhury
Title: Fair
Size: 36 X 40 inch
Item Code: #BC251934
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