ABOUT ARTIST GANESH PYNE
Pyne is one of the most notable contemporary artists of the Bengal School of art, who had also developed his own style of "poetic surrealism", fantasy and dark imagery, around the themes of Bengali folklore and mythology.
June 11, 1937 Kolkata
March 12, 2013
1959 Government College of Arts and Craft, Kolkata.
Awards And Recognition:
Pyne was given Raja Ravi Varma award by the Government Of Kerla, and in 2011, the lifetime achievement award by the Indian Chamber of Commerce.
A 1998 documentary film on him, A Painter of Eloquent Silence: Ganesh Pyne directed by Buddhaded Dasgupta was awarded the National Film Award for the Best Art Film.
Exhibitions And Shows:
- 'World Youth Festival', Prague-1968
- Indian International Triennial, New Delhi-1968 & 71
- Paris Biennial, Paris-1970
- Exhibition in aid of Menuhin School of Music, Royal Academy of Arts, London-1970
- International Festival of Art, Cagnes-sur-Mer-1975
- 'Modern Indian Painting', Hirschhorn Museum, Washington DC-1982
- 'Contemporary Indian Art', Festival of India, Royal Academy of Arts, London-1982
- 'Indische Kunst Heute', Darmdstadt, Germany-1982 & 86
- 'Trends and Images', CIMA Gallery, Calcutta-1993
- 'Chamatkar – Myth and Magic in Indian Art', curated by CIMA Gallery, Whiteleys Art Gallery, London-1996
- 'Tryst with Destiny – Art from Modern India', Singapore Art Museum, Singapore-1997
- 'Image beyond Image' travelling exhibition of Indian paintings from the Glenbarra Art Museum, Himeji, Japan to New Delhi, Calcutta, Bangalore and Bombay-1997.