Artist, Suhas Roy was born in 1936 in Bangladesh and studied painting at the Indian College
of Arts and Draftsmanship, Calcutta, followed by graphic arts under the tutelage of Prof.
S.W. Hayter at the Atelier 17 Ecole Superior Des Beaux Arts, Paris (1956 – 1966).
In 1960 he became a member of Society of Contemporary Artists, Calcutta and was the
principle of Indian College of Art and Draftsmanship from 1971 - 1973. He went on to
become a lecturer in painting at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan and ultimately retired as the
From his earlier works of etchings, Christ figures and landscapes, the artist gradually shifted
to his popular Radha series of women focusing on the face -beautiful, romanticized, with a
slight melancholic feel to them. Getting inspiration from the daily lives around him, his work
sometimes dark, mystical and rooted in fantasy is reminiscent of his troubled and challenging
He practiced printmaking and glass painting too creating art on a variety of subjects
with another noteworthy series of his being the political turbulence in Bengal during
the Naxalite movement through his Disaster series. The artist passed away in 2016.
Suhas Roy’s 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, and Wounds, at the Central
Institute Modern Art, New Delhi, and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
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