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Professional Artists
Samir Mondal

Samir Mondal's most important contribution to the art of his generation is a sustained revival of watercolour. A medium that presents a number of traps and handicaps which Mondal has successfully overcome by giving his paintings weight and depth, solidity and expressiveness.

Born :

  • 1952

 

Education :

  • 1975 : Government College of Arts, Calcutta
  • Visited Paris and studied at many German cities under the INDO - FRG Cultural Exchange Programme.

 

Exhibitions :

  • 2004, 2002 : Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2004 : Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad
  • 2003 : Art Indus, New Delhi
  • 2003 : Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
  • 2003 : Amethyst, Chennai
  • 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1994 : Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2002 : India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
  • 2001, 1998, 1995, 1991 : Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2000, 1995 : Prithvi art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1992, 1989 : K. C. Das, Bangalore
  • 1997, 1995, 1992, 1991 : Galerie 88, Calcutta
  • 1992 : Masterpiece Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 1990 : Sophia Duchesne Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1989 : Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1984 : Basirhat, West Bengal
  • 1984 : Kala Yatra, Madras
  • 1983 : Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta
  • 1982 : Basirhat, West Bengal

 

Group Show :

  • National Art Exhibition of Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi
  • Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta
  • Birla Academy of Art, Calcutta
  • AIFACS, New Delhi
  • A. P. Council of Artists, Hyderabad
  • West Bengal State Academy
  • Kala Yatra : Goa - Madras - Bangalqre
  • Lalit Kala Academy : Karnataka - Orissa
  • Bombay Art Society Centenary Show
  • People for Animals, Mumbai and Delhi
  • 'BOMBAY' and '50 Years of Independence', RPG Enterprises
  • 'Harmony Shows', Reliance Group
  • '100 Years of Indian Cinema', Lakeeren, Mumbai
  • 'Watercolours', Gallery Espace, Delhi
  • 'Pages from my Diary' by Sans Tache Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 'Celebrations - 97', Napa Art Gallery, Nepal
  • 'Confluence', Art Connoisseur Gallery, London and Gallery Asiana, New York organised by Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
  • 'Jesus Christ' at National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
  • Anniversary show of Jamaat, Mumbai
  • Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
  • Art Indus, Delhi
  • Art Musings, Mumbai
  • 'Bombay Artists - Progressive Perspective' and 'Self Portrait', National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
  • 'Art of Bengal' and 'Works on Paper', CIMA, Calcutta
  • Colours on Canvas, Dubai
  • Pao Art Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Golden Jubilee of Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • Asian Art Fair, Singapore
  • The Art on Paper Fair at the Royal College of Art, London and many other group shows all over the country and abroad.

 

Awards :

  • 1995 : A. P. Council of Artists, Hyderabad
  • 1986 : AIFACS, New Delhi
  • 1983, 1979 : West Bengal State Academy
  • 1983, 1978 : Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta
  • 1974, 1973, 1972, 1970 : Govt. College of Arts, Calcutta

 

Collections

  • National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi
  • Archaeological Museums of Karnataka
  • RPG Enterprises
  • Morarjee Mills
  • Brooke Bond
  • K. C. Das, Bangalore
  • Peerless
  • Reliance Pvt. Ltd.
  • Citibank
  • Calcutta Club
  • Qwality Inn, Calcutta
  • Tata Steel
  • Birla group of companies
  • ICI India Ltd.
  • Benson & Hedges
  • Rolta India
  • Ministry of External Affairs, India
  • Russian Consulate, Calcutta
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Office of Star Plus
  • DSP Merrill Lynch
  • Solomon Smith Barney India Ltd.
  • J. P. Morgan
  • many private collections in India and abroad.

 

Camps & Workshops

  • Children Book Trust, Delhi
  • Poster for Drama, National School of Drama
  • Artists in residence - an Indo - US workshop on art and science
  • Workshop by Lalit Kala Akademy, Karnataka
  • Watercolour Workshop, Birla Academy, Mumbai
  • RPG Art Camp, Madh Island, Mumbai
  • Oberoi Art Camp, Oberoi Hotel, Mumbai
  • Monsoon Magic, Art camp, Leela Kempinski, Leela Palace, Goa
  • Artists Entente, Dubai
  • Seminar on 'Productivity through Creativity', Numaligad Oil Refinery, Assam
  • Media & Methods - workshop on material behaviour in art, organised by 'the art club', Mumbai
  • With children for Akanksha Foundation, Mumbai
  • Art camps in Mauritius, Australia and Bangkok and others at many art colleges and art institutions

 

  • Durga, Painting by Samir Mondal
  • She, Painting by Samir Mondal
  • The Man, Painting by Samir Mondal