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Shuvaprasanna

Born in Kolkata in 1947.

Graduated in fine art from the Indian college of Art (Under RB University) Kolkata in 1969.

He has had 58 solo exhibitions in India and abroad. Participated in major group exhibitions in India and abroad. Participated in 3rd Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh; II International Biennial, Havana, Cuba; II International Biennale, Ankara, Turkey; VII International Triennale India, New Delhi; III International Biennale of Prints, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal; 6th EME Triennale Mondiale D’Estampes Petit Format 2003 in France.

He had visited United States under the auspices of the USIA; visited England under the sponsorship of British Council; visited Germany under the sponsorship of Inter-Nations.  He had also participated in a number of International projects, workshops and Art camps, more important amongst which are the Museum of Modern Art, Sitomo, Japan; To Encounter Others at Kassel, Germany; Workshop in Horniman Museum; Art in Nature, an Indo-German Workshop during the German Festival in India. Some of his paintings also went to auction houses like Christies’, London; Sotheby’s’, New York, Osian’s, Mumbai.

He has written, edited and published several books on art, literature and a regular columnist in various newspapers and journals. In recent years he published books ‘Crow Owl Cat’, ‘Mone Rakha Taara’ and autobiography ‘Aamar Chobi Jiban – Part I & II’ and others. He was founder member of Art and Artists, Calcutta; Joined Calcutta Painters, Calcutta; Jt. Secretary, Calcutta Art Fair; Member, CIRCA Geneva; Founded College of Visual Arts, Calcutta; Founded Arts Acre, An Artists’ Village, Calcutta; now refigured as Arts Acre Foundation- an International Centre of Creativity and Cultural Vision in New Town, Kolkata. A few films were also made on him, importantly ‘Reality and Beyond’ by Sujit Chatterjee and ‘Shuva and Me’ by Goutam Ghose. The painter visited Germany to meet friend and fellow artist Günter Grass.

He received numbers of awards including ‘Banga Vibhushan’ by Govt. of West Bengal, the AIFACS Award, State LKA Award and Birla Academy Award, Taj Gaurav award by Taj Association for Art, Culture & Heritage. Manavata Vikas Award by IIPM. He was also awarded by West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts and by Ram Mohan Mission etc.

His works are in collection of NGMA and Lalit Kala Akademi Delhi; Govt. College of Art, New Delhi; UP State Lalit Kala Akademi; Chandigarh Museum; Punjab University; NCERT, New Delhi; Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata; Air India; Taj Group of Hotels; Times of India Group; WHO Geneva; Kratel SA Stuttgart, Germany; Glenbarra Art Museum, Japan; HEART, India; Radisson Ffort, Raichak, West Bengal; The Museum of Modern Art, Sitomo, Japan; Gujarat Heavy Chemicals, Delhi; Telecom Venture Group, Hong Kong; Kolkata Airport new Terminus Building; Museum of Sacred Art, Belgium; etc.

Presently Shuvaprasanna is the Executive Trustee of Arts Acre Foundation. Also Chairman of West Bengal Heritage Commission, Govt. of West Bengal.

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