Paritosh Sen

Portrait of Rabindranath Tagore
pencil and ink on paper
20 x 15 in. (50.8 x 38.1 cm.)
executed in 1999
Winning Bid: $ 4,500
Estimate: US$ 5,000 - 7,000
Lot Closed

Lot Details

Signed and dated 'Paritosh Sen '99' (lower right)

Mrinal Ghosh, Paritosh Sen: IX th Decade, Neovision, New Delhi, 2006, p. 184 (illustrated)

Commissioned by Mr. Arup Dutta, Kolkata.
Private collection, Dubai.

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.