Artist Profile » Gopal Ghosh
Born In 1913
After Obtaining A Diploma In Painting From The Government College Of Arts And Crafts, Jaipur In 1935, He Formally Trained In Sculpture, From Government College Of Art, Madras, Where He Studied Under Debi Prasad Roy Choudhuri, known For His Realistic Style In His Paintings & Sculptures.
- 1943 Founder member, Calcutta Group, Kolkata.
- Joint Secretary, Academy of Fine Arts (AFA), Kolkata.
- Traveled widely in Europe & America.
Gopal Ghose was born in Calcutta, West Bengal in 1913. After obtaining a diploma in painting from the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Jaipur in 1935.
Initially influenced by the Bengal School, Ghose was drawn to the pictorial vocabulary developed by European Expressionists and Cubists to depict nature. Ghose reworked the genre of landscape painting, investing it with expressionistic qualities. He travelled extensively within India to paint his landscapes. Ghose was adept with several mediums, and known especially for his ingenious handling of watercolour. He also worked with tempera, pen and ink, and brush and pastel.
He was one of the founder members of the Calcutta Group (1943). Ghose taught at the Indian Society of Oriental Art, in Kolkata from 1940-45 and then joined the faculty of the Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur (then affiliated with the University of Calcutta), where he taught architectural drawing. He was also the joint secretary of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata.