Artist Profile » Lalu Prasad Shaw
Born In 1937, Suri, (West Bengal),
Shaw Completed His Diploma In Painting From Government College Of Arts & Crafts, Kolkata
Lalu Prasad Shaw has received the National Award of Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and the West Bengal State Lalit Kala Akademi Award in 1971. He began his .career as a print-maker and has exhibited his works in several solo shows across India and abroad. He has also exhibited his works in many group shows including II British Biennale, London in 1970; VII Paris Biennale, France in 1971; Norwegian Print Biennale, Norway in 1974 & 1975; Whiteley�s London in 1996. He resides and works in Kolkata.Though he would describe himself as a painter, Shaw took a liking to printmaking when he was 32 years old and mastered the genre of graphic arts shortly since he had worked with intaglios and lithographs earlier, making a name for himself as a printmaker comparable to the great reputation that he already had as a painter. Shaw has exhibited extensively in India and abroad since 1956, and his works have been a part of prestigious international shows such as the second British Biennale in London, 1970, two Norwegian Print Biennales in 1974 and 1978, the seventh Paris Biennale in 1971 and the second Asian Art Biennale hosted by Bangladesh in 1984. A particularly notable aspect of Shaw's paintings is their simple yet sophisticated look. One notices a seamless synthesis of different stylistic elements to achieve a phenomenal effect. His work is a part of the permanent collections of various institutions like the Birla Academy in Calcutta and the Art Forum in Singapore. Lalu Prasad Shaw lives and works in Kolkata, where his son Partha has also established himself as a young artist.