Provenance : Property of an important collector based in Kolkata.
Height of the figure - 6ft
Nirode Majumdar was born in 1916 in Calcutta. He studied art at the Indian Society of Oriental Art under
the tutelage of Kshitindranath Majumdar. Considering Nirode Majumdar’s teacher was himself
Abanindranath Tagore’s student, the artist as a student had the opportunity to receive feedback from
Tagore on multiple occasions. Upon completing his course Nirode Mazumdar was awarded the Norman
Blount Memorial Award.
His art was deeply rooted with Bengali idioms and contextual fables, however he masterfully
amalgamated European compositional methodology with his adopted indigenous format. He belonged
to a crucial era and along with other seminal artists such as Subho Thakur, Pradosh Das Gupta, Rathin
Maitra, Prakrishna Pal and Paritosh Sen he founded the Calcutta Group in 1943.
Nirode Majumdar’s first solo show took place in Calcutta in 1944 and was organised by the Calcutta
Group. Nirode Mazumdar travelled to France on a government scholarship to study engraving at the
academy of the French artist Andre Holland. In 1951, he participated in a group show held at the India
House in London. He had a solo show at the Gallerie Barbizon in Paris. After living for a decade in
Europe, he returned to Calcutta in 1967.