Published : ‘Bimal Dasgupta - Contemporary Indian Art Series’ by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 1989, pl. 26.
Provenance : Property from a corporate collection based in New Delhi. Artwork was acquired by the present owner directly from the artist.
Height of the figure - 6ft
Studied painting in Govt. School of Art Calcutta 1937-43 ; more than 45 one-man-shows at home and abroad 1948 onwards ; many Awards including Din and Jukerman Prize, AIFACS and National Award, 1956 ; Fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi 1989; Taught at Delhi College of Art till 1977 ; In the permanent collection of many important museums and individuals in India and abroad.
Bimal Das Gupta was deeply influenced by the Bengal school of art.He was one of the first artists to use landscapes in abstract form. His best quality however remains the use of colours be it water colours or oil on canvas. The combinations of colours used provide such an effect the viewer that they leave him flabbergasted. Oceans has been one of his endless source of fascination which he has depicted many a times in surrealistic and abstract forms.