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Suhas Roy

(b. 1936) Born in 1936, Suhas Roy graduated from Indian College of Art & Draftsmanship and later went on a French Government Scholarship to Atelier 17 Ecole Superior Des Beaux Arts, Paris. Roy's preoccupation is primarily with the female face and form, and his subjects are romanticised, inhabiting the dreamlike world between sensuality and innocence. His work is usually inspired by life around him, but his themes are as much influenced by the everyday world as they are rooted in fantasy. His works have been exhibited all over the world through exhibitions like the Asian Graphic Prints Traveling Exhibition, USA; the Tokyo Print Biennale, Japan; Contemporary Indian Art, Yugoslavia, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Hungry; 'Wounds' at the Central Institute Modern Art, New Delhi, and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Roy lives and works in Santiniketan where he is the head of the Department of Painting at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan.