Bikash Bhatacharjee


Born in Kolkata in 1940, Bikash Bhattacharjee lost his father at a very early age. In 1963, he
graduated from Indian College of Art and Draftsmanship. He joined the same college as professor
in 1968. From 1973, Bhattacharjee began teaching at the Government College of Arts and Crafts
and taught there till 1982. Bhattacharjee drew inspiration for his work from his early dreary days, where vivid images of his struggling - the crumbling walls of buildings and the multitudes of people living there - wove a certain magic in his mind. His drawings form a ftting introduction to his paintings, revealing the predilection of the artist for forms: forms that are consist in terms of tone rather than line. Bhatacharjee carefully expresses the textural effects of crayons, pastels and pencil using the combination of highlights and depths of passages built of varying intensities of line.

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