(1937 - 2013)
Born in Kolkata, Pyne graduated from the Government College of Arts and Crafts in 1959. Some of his recent solo shows include those at Galerie 88, Kolkata, in 2005 and 1990; the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, in 2000; and Village Gallery, New Delhi, in 1994 and 1991. Pyne has also had retrospective exhibitions organized by Galerie 88 in Mumbai, in 2005 and 2000; and by the Center of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata, in 1998. He has participated in the International Festival of Art, Cagnes-sur-Mer, in 1975; the Paris Biennale, in 1970; ‘Exhibition in Aid of the Menuhin School of Music’ at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1970; and the Indian International Triennale, New Delhi, in 1968-71. His work has been featured in several group shows, including ‘Bharat Ratna!’ at the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, in 2009; ‘Progressive to Altermodern’ at Grosvenor Gallery, London, in 2009; ‘Image Beyond Image’ at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi and Mumbai, and Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore, in 1997; ‘Wounds’ at CIMA, Kolkata, in 1993; the Hirschorn Museum, Washington D.C., in 1982; and ‘Festival of India’ at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1982. The Government of West Bengal awarded him the Abainindra Puraskar in 2004. Pyne passed away in Kolkata in 2013.