Jatin Das was born on 2 December 1941 in Baripada, Odisha, India. He studied at the Sir JJ School of Art, Bombay, under Professor S.B. Palsikar. His term at the school lasted for a period of five years, from 1957 to 1962. Thereafter, he started participating in art exhibitions, both at the national as well as international level. Some important exhibitions where he participated include the Biennales in Paris (1971), and Venice (1978), and the Documenta in Kessel (1975). He has held over 68 one-man exhibitions. He has done several murals and sculpture installations. He works in oil, watercolor, ink, graphics, and conté. His works now feature in several public and private collections. Jatin has built a large personal collection of traditional arts and crafts over the last 35 years.