Bijan Chowdhury

City Anxiety

Lot No
85
Medium
Oil on canvas
Year
1990
Size
74 x 48
Estimate
Rs. 3,00,000 - 4,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 3,01,524

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Signed & Dated : Bottom Left

Provenance : From a private Delhi based collection, property was acquired by the present owner directly from the artist

about artist

Bijan Choudhury, a Bengali painter, was born in 1931, in Faridapur, Bengal (now Bangladesh). His Marxist prejudices got him expelled from the Government College of Art and Craft even before he graduated. He then returned to Bengal and completed his unfinished graduation from the University of Dhaka. Choudhury, along with Nikhil Biswas, Rabin Mondal, Jogen Chowdhury, Dharaj Chowdhury and Prakash Karmarkar, founded the Calcutta painters to break from the conventional traditions of the Bengal School of Art. He later headed the Indian College of Art and Draftmanship. He held a ‘Retrospective’ at Kolkata in 1963 and a miniature interpretation at Paris in 1982. He has also participated in Indian Artists at Stockholm in 1982, Indian Artists at Goethe Institute, Munich in 1984, The III Triennale, New Delhi in 1975, the Festival of India in 1982 and 'Trends in Bengal Art' at London in 1986. He was the founder, and fellow member of the Society of Contemporary Artists and a member of the Democratic Writers and Artists Association. He believed that abstractions in art were caused due to mere confusion, dilemma and turmoil caused by the Capitalist environment. He also believed that art had to have a balance of human emotion and thought. He passed away on 16th March, 2012.