(1926 - 2011)
Born on 8th October, 1926, Biren De obtained his diploma in Fine Arts from the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Calcutta, in 1949. Subsequently, he became a lecturer at the College of Art, New Delhi, from 1952-63. In 1959 De was awarded a Fulbright Grant and he spent the following year living and working in New York. He had exhibited widely, representing India at the Venice Biennial (1962) and the Salon de Mai, Paris (1951). Examples of his work are in the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, the Berlin State Museum, the National Gallery, Prague, and elsewhere. Biren De passed away on 12th March, 2011 in Delhi.