Jogen Choudhury : Born in 1939, Bengal, Jogen studied at the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata, 1960, Studio of Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, 1960, later went to National Superior dex Beax- Arts, Paris,1965-67 on a French Government Scholarship. He is known for his ability to successfully marry traditional imagery with the zeitgeist of contemporary painting, in a skillful blend of an urbane self-awareness and a highly localized Bengali influence. His most famous paintings are in ink, water colour, pastel and has painted in oil medium as well.
Apart from his group shows including:
‘Figure/ Landscape: Part Two’, Aicon Gallery, London, 2010-11;
‘Love to Live’, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2010,
Selected solo exhibitions are, ‘A Calligraphy of touch and Gaze’, Kalakari Art Gallery at ICIA, Mumbai, 2008.
‘Abahoman: Flowing Life’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2007.
Drawing and Painting with Ink and Pastel on Paper, Bose- Pacia Modern, New York, 2002;
Coloured Drawing with Ink and Pastel, Gajah Gallery, Singapore, 2001;
Drawing and Painting with Ink and Pastel on Paper, Fine Art Resource, Berlin, 1999;
Coloured Drawing with Ink and Pastel, Foundation for Indian artists, Amsterdam, 1998;
Oil Paintings, Galerie du Haut Pave, Paris, 1963.
The artist was a Jury Member, at Singapore Biennale Exhibition of Art Singapore, 2003. he was awarded with the Kalidas Sanman, Government of Madhya Pradesh, 2001; the 2nd Biennale of Havana, Cuba, 1986; the Prix Le France de la Jeune Peinture, Paris, 1966
The artist lives and works in Santiniketan.