LOT NO.
16

Paritosh Sen

Tsunami
acrylic on paper board
24.5 x 29.5 in. (62.2 x 74.9 cm.)
painted in 2005
Starting Bid: $ 7,000
Estimate: US$ 8,000 - 12,000
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Lot Details

Signed and dated 'Paritosh Sen '05' (lower right)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist

PUBLISHED
Mrinal Ghosh, Paritosh Sen: IX th Decade, Neovision, New Delhi, 2006, p. 212 (illustrated)

Paritosh Sen

(1918 - 2008)
Paritosh Sen was born in 1918 in Dhaka. After completing his diploma in Fine Arts from the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai, he moved to Calcutta in 1942, where he and a group of friends formed the Calcutta Group, an association of artists that sought to incorporate contemporary values in Indian art. In 1949, he left for Paris to study further, attending, among other institutes, the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He received a Fellowship for 1970-'71 from the John D. Rockefeller III Fund. A prolific writer, Sen has published many works in both Bengali and in English, including a series of autobiographical vignettes titled 'Jindabahar Lane'. His works have been exhibited in India and internationally, in Paris, London, Germany, Tokyo and in the US. Paritosh Sen passed away in October 2008.