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Shyamal Dutta Ray



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Biography

Born in 1934, Ranchi (Bihar), Ray did his Diploma in Painting from Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata in 1955. He taught art at Jagadbhandu Institution, Kolkata from 1954-56 and was a founder member of the Society of Contemporary Artists. He has received many honours: the Award of Merit from the Lalit Kala Academy, the Shiromani Kala Puraskar, and the Special Commendation of the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad besides the Gold Medal from the Birla Academy of Art and Culture. In his long career, he has participated in many solo shows and in major group shows such as ‘Asian Graphic Prints’, travelling exhibition in USA, 1969; ‘Western Pacific Print Biennale’, Australia in 1976; VI International Triennale, Lalit Kala Akademi; II Havana Biennale, Cuba in 1986; group show organised by Saffronart in Hong Kong in 2001. He passed away in 2005.


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