Jogen Chowdhury

Image II(Woman With Bleeding Heart)

Lot No
Dry pastel on paper
82 x 60 in.
Rs. 20,00,000 - 25,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 22,26,400

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Signed & Dated : Bottom Left

Exhibited : 'Crossing Generations : diVERGE' a group exhibition celebrating 40 years of Gallery Chemould curated by Geeta Kapur & Chaitanya Sambrani at National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, 2nd - 14th December, 2003.

Provenance : Property of a private Mumbai based collection, artwork was acquired by the present owner from Gallery Chemould.

Artwork Size

Height of the figure - 6ft

about artist

Jogen Chowdhury was born in a village near Kotaliparha at Faridpur district at what is now Bangladesh in 1939. Chowdhury entered the Government College of Art and Crafts in 1955 and graduated from the college in 1960. Chowdhury went to Paris and studied in Ecole des Beaux Arts and in William Hayter's Atelier 17. He returned to Indian in early 1968 and went to Madras as a textile designer in the Handloom Board. He stayed there for four years till 1972. His first book of poems was published in 1970. The same year he joined the Calcutta Painters Group. In 1987, Chowdhury joined Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan as professor of painting. Besides his numerous activities, Chowdhury has written extensively on contemporary art. Always a powerful artist, Chowdhury developed his individual style after his return from France in the late '60s. The sinuous line contouring the flaccid figures, the crosshatching to achieve tonal variations distinguish C'howdhury's paintings which show men and women m enigmatic situations with provocative gestures placed in a dark dream- space. There is a bit of the theatre of the absurd. Chowdhury lives and works in Santiniketan.