Nandalal Bose | the artist
The artist Nandalal Bose
Born Dec 3 1883, Kharagpur, Bihar Province, India.
Died April 16 1966, Calcutta, .
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Nandalal Bose was born in Bihar, India, in 1882. At the beginning of his career in 1905, he was one of many artists and visionaries who sought to revive the spirituality and cultural authenticity of Indian art after 50 years of colonial rule and westernization. In 1919, Bose became the first director of the art school at the new university founded by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in rural Bengal. Here, traditional Indian teaching methods were favored over British-style education…
About the artist.Nandalal Bose
The paintings of Nandalal Bose are considered among India's best modern paintings by many critics. Influenced by the Tagore family (he ran the art department of Shantiniketan) and the murals of Ajanta, his classic works include paintings of scenes from Indian mythologies, women, and village life.
Nandalal Bose was not only a great painter; he played a leading role in the renaissance of art. His genius and original style were recognized by famous artists and art critics like Gaganendranath Tagore, Anand Coomaraswamy and O.C.Ganguli; who felt that objective criticism was necessary for the development of painting and founded the Indian Society of Oriental Art. Nandalal Bose was awarded a prize of 500 rupees at the first art exhibition organized by this Society…