• Title: Horse
  • Medium: Charcol on hand made paper
  • Size: 23 X 25 Inches
  • Year: Undated
  • SOLD

About Artist

Born- 1939 Bengal

Education- Government College of Arts &Crafts, École Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris,

Occupation – Painter.

  1. N. Souza once said about Sunil Das: ‘His paintings are often about death and horror… [He

is] a master of the horrific in art.’

Sunil Das was one of India’s most important post-modernist painters who worked mostly

dark and sombre colours practicing minimalism and worked through suggestions. The artist

was born in Kolkata and after finishing his degree in Kolkata in 1955, he won a French

Government Scholarship and went on to study at the  École des Beaux-Arts  in Paris.

He experimented with different styles in painting and did not draw from photos or

models instead made sketches which he painstakingly developed through the colours and

shapes till the desired pattern was revealed. He exhibited great skill and integrity in his

paintings and often would paint using his palm and fingers instead of the pen and brush.

He hardly ever used loud or bright colours and the muted warm shades of soft brown,

mauve and white in the background brought about the drama of life. He practiced

minimalism and worked through suggestions. His major body of works is serigraph, conte,

oil on canvas using the mixed media of pen and brush creating

His portrayal of the human figure however bordered on macabre and women figures

came with mysterious tantalising eyes – all oil on canvas, often depicted the pressures

women were exposed to.

Going to Europe with the scholarship he travelled to Spain where he developed his love of

the horses and bulls and came to be identified more with his series on horses and bulls.

&quote ;I must have done 7000 horses between 1950 to 60 “e; he says. & quote ;In 1962, I went to Spain,

where I was fascinated by the bull fights.”

Recipient of the Padma Sri award in 1978 he also received the following awards:

2008 Taj Ratna Award

1991 Shrimoni Award, Kolkata

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