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Artist Profile
Binod Bihari Mukherjee (View Gallery)

 BORN: 7TH FEBRUARY, 1904                                                                               DIED: 19TH NOVEMBER, 1980

 

 EDUCATION

  • Principal, Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan.
  • 1970 - Professor, Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan.
  • 1958 - Taught Art Theory, Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan.
  • 1954-56 - Appointed Educational Adviser, Art School of Patna, Govt. of Bihar.
  • 1937-38 - Went to Japan and learnt from the Japanese masters like Sesshu and Sotatsu.
  • 1914 - Studied at Brahmacharya Ashram, Santiniketan. 1919-24 Studied in Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan.

 

 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 1958-70 - Professor, Art Theory Faculty, Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan.
  • 1954 - Appointed as Educational Advisor to Art School, Patna.
  • 1952 - Started Art Training and taught at Children’s School, Musoorie, Uttaranchal.
  • 1951-52 - Taught at Banasthali Vidyapith, a women’s educational center, Rajasthan.
  • Taught art at Sisu Vibhaga, Santiniketan. 1925-49 Art Teacher at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan.

 

 EXHIBITION IN INDIA

 GROUP SHOWS

  • 2006 - Benode Behari Mukherjee: A Centenary Retrospective, curated by Gulam Mohammed Sheikh and R. Siva Kumar, National Gallery of Moder Art, New Delhi.
  • 2005 - Manifestations III, by Delhi Art Gallery, Nehru Center, Mumbai and Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 2004 - Manifestations II, by Delhi Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 2003 - Manifestations, by Delhi Art Gallery, World Trade Center, Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1995 - Man and Nature: Reflection of Six Artists, curated by Kesav Malik, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
  • 1997 - Santiniketan: The Making of Contextual Modernism, curated by R. Siva Kumar, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
  • 1969 - Retrospective, New Delhi.
  • 1963 - Retrospective, New Delhi.
  • 1959 - Retrospective, Calcutta.
  • 1921 - Exhb., Indian Society of Oriental Art, Calcutta.
  • 1949, 64 - Retrospective, Benaras.

 

 COLLECTIONS

  • Rani Chanda Collection, Kolkata. Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.
  • Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
  • Hindi Bhavan, China Bhavan and Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan.
  • Kumar Gallery, New Delhi.
  • Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.

 AWARDS

  • Professor Emeritus after retirement, Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan.
  • 1980 - Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award.
  • 1980 - Awarded Rabindra Puraskar.
  • 1977 - Awarded Desikottama, the honorary doctoral degree, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan.
  • 1974 - Awarded Padma Vibhushan, Govt. of India.
 
 
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