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Kalipada Ghoshal-Brought Mythical Stories To Life

Kalipada Ghoshal-Brought Mythical Stories To Life

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Kalipada Ghoshal

I doubt you have heard of Kalipada Ghoshal if you are not an art enthusiast. He is one of those artists who definitely needs more limelight! Also, it would not be an exaggeration to say that he was one of the best painters of mythological characters. Their depiction in his artworks is an utter sight to behold. It’s like, they come to life in all their glory on his canvas.

Kalipada Ghoshal was born in September 1906 in Howrah, Bengal Presidency of British India.

Kalipada Ghoshal Indian Painter

He was a celebrated student of the Indian Society Of Oriental Art.

Indian school of oriental art

He was a member of Abanindranath Tagore’s Bengal School of Art. Abanindranath Tagore played a significant role in shaping his career as a painter.

Abinandranath Tagore

Throughout his art, Kalipada Ghoshal reflected his belief in Hindu Religion.

siva parvati

Shiva Parvati, Prashadhan of Shri Krishna, Mahalaxmi the Hindu goddess, Pandavas journey are his best works around Hinduism.

siva parvati

Hara Parvati won Kalipada gold medal and certificate at the Art Exhibition held at Swadeshi Mela, Kolkata.

Hara Parvati

Persian Night and Dushmanta-Shakuntala are also some of his recognised artworks.

Kalipada Ghoshal painting

Kalipada Ghoshal received Shah Garibullah Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990.

Kalipada Ghoshal painting

He also had a keen interest in music and also took lessons for it.

music painting

Kalipada Ghoshal died on 29 April 1995 in Howrah, West Bengal, aged 88.

kalipada Ghoshal painting

Kalipada Ghoshal was a “pure” swadeshi artist. Although his artworks are an ode to Indian Art, at the same time, they are modern. Even though his artworks are preserved in museums and celebrated amongst Indian art enthusiasts–this must be kept alive in the minds of the people of India to inspire young artists. This will help them in exploring, promoting and keep alive Indian art.

So, if you are a budding artist, do let us know what you learnt from this Modern Indian Artist! Also, if we are missing anything, do let us know about it in the comments below.

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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