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Ganesh Pyne

BORN
11 June 1937 Kolkata

 

DIED
March 12, 2013   

 

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS
1959 Government College of Arts and Craft, Kolkata

 

SELECTED POSTHUMOUS EXHIBITIONS
2014 'Germinal', presented by Sanchit Art, New Delhi at India Art Fair, New Delhi
2013-14 'Transition', 20th Anniversary Show, Centre of International Modern Art(CIMA), Kolkata
2013 'Ideas of the Sublime', presented by Vadehra Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2013 'A Tribute to Ganesh Pyne', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010 'His Mahabharta', Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2006 'An Enchanted Space: The Private World of Ganesh Pyne', Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2005 'Ganesh Pyne: A Pilgrim in the Dominion of Shadows', a retrospective presented by Galerie 88, Mumbai at The Museum Gallery, Mumbai
2000 Exhibition of Drawings on Mahabharata 1967 to 1987at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
1998 ‘Ganesh Pyne: A Retrospective 1952-1998’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
1994 ‘Sketches’, The Village Gallery, New Delhi
1992 ‘Jottings’, The Gallery, Kochi
1991 ‘Jottings’, The Village Gallery, New Delhi
1990 Exhibition of Illustrations for the book on Wajid Ali Shah, Galerie 88, Kolkata

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 'Diva', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2012 'Extending the Line', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2011 'Adbhutam: Rasa in Indian Art', Centre of International Modern Art(CIMA), Kolkata
2010 'Yeh Image Mahan: India meets Bharat', Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2010 'Paper Trails', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2010 'Image and Symbol: Painters Perception', Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata
2010 'Symbols and Metaphors', Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2009 'Modern Continuous', Galerie 88, Kolkata
2009 'Master Class', The Arts Trust, Mumbai
2009 'Bharat Ratna! Jewels of Modern Indian Art', Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2009 'Progressive to Altermodern: 62 Years of Indian Modern Art', Grosvenor Gallery, London
2009 'The Root of Everything', Gallery Mementos, Bangalore
2008 'Modern and Contemporary Indian Art', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2008 'Tales, Reflection and Constructs', ITC Windsor, Bangalore
2008 ‘Freedom 2008: Sixty Years After Indian Independence’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2007 'Indigenous Modernity Various Trends', An Exhibition of Paintings by Senior Artists of West Bengal, Dedicated to the Memory of Bikash Bhattacharya at Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata
2007 ‘Tales, Reflection & Constructs’, organized by Galerie 88, Kolkata at ITC Windsor, Bangalore
2006-07 ‘Inventing / Inverting Traditions’, Grosvenor Vadehra, London
2005 ‘Special Works’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2005 ‘Drishti’, Bodhi Art, Singapore
2004 ‘Portraits of A Decade’, organized by Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2004 ‘Face-to-Face – 19th Century to Contemporary Portraiture’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2003 ‘Portraits of A Decade’, organized by Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2003 ‘Art of Bengal – A Vision Defined’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2003 ‘Art of Bengal – A Vision Defined’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2002 ‘Brahma to Bapu – Icons and Symbols in Indian Art’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2002 ‘Brahma to Bapu – Icons and Symbols in Indian Art’, organized by Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2001 ‘Art of Bengal Past and Present’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2001 ‘Art of Bengal Past and Present’, organized by Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
2001 ‘Works on Paper’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2000 ‘Shatabadi’, organized by Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2000 ‘Shatabadi’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
1998 ‘Multimedia’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
1997 ‘Image-Beyond Image’, Contemporary Indian Painting from the collection of the Glenbarra Art Museum, Japan, exhibited at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi; Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata; Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore; National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
1997 ‘Color of Independence’, organized by Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata in association with National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi
1997 ‘Tryst with Destiny – Art from Modern India’, organized by Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata and Singapore Art Museum, Singapore in association with National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi at Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
1996 ‘Chamatkara – Myth and Magic in Indian Art’, Whitley’s Art Gallery, London
1996 ‘Contemporary Indian Paintings’, Sotheby’s, London
1996 ‘Contemporary Indian Paintings’, Sotheby’s, New York
1995 ‘Fantasy’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
1995 ‘Contemporary Indian Paintings’, Sotheby’s, New York
1995 ‘The Tree of my Life’, The Village Gallery, New Delhi
1995 ‘Indian Contemporary Paintings’, Christie’s, London
1993 ‘Trends and Images’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
1993 ‘Wounds’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata and National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi
1993 ‘Reflections and Images’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
1993 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1990 Galerie 88, Kolkata
1989 Galerie 88, Kolkata
1989 ‘Self Portraits’, New Delhi
1989 ‘Timeless Art’, The Times of India Sesquicentennial, Mumbai
1988 Galerie 88, Kolkata
1986 ‘Visions’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
1986 ‘Indische Kunst Heute’, Darmstadt, Germany
1982 ‘Indische Kunst Heute’, Darmstadt, Germany
1982 ‘Contemporary Indian Art’, Festival of India, Royal Academy of Arts, London
1982 ‘Modern Indian Paintings’, organized by National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) at Hirschorn Museum, Washington D.C.
1980 ‘Indian Painting Today’, Mumbai
1975 ‘Contemporary Indian Paintings’, Germany
1972 ’25 Years of Indian Art’, New Delhi
1970 Exhibition in aid of Menuhin School of Music, Royal Academy of Arts, London
1970 ‘Group Show’, Germany
1969 ‘Indian Painters ‘69’, Kolkata
1968 ‘World Youth Festival’, Prague
1961 Birth Centenary of Rabindranath Tagore, Kolkata
1957 Commemorative Exhibition 1957, First Indian Struggle for Independence, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

 

PARTICIPATIONS
2012 'Crossings: Time Unfolded, Part 2', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
2011 'Ethos V: Indian Art Through the Lens of History (1900 to 1980), Indigo Blue Art, Singapore
2011 ‘Manifestations V', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2011 'Roots in the Air, Branches Below: Modern & Contemporary Art from India', San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose
2011 'Time Unfolded', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
2010 'Manifestations IV', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
1980 ‘Contemporary Art of India’, Japan
1980 ‘Modern Asian Art’, Glenbarra Art Museum, Japan
1978 ‘Modern Asian Art’, Glenbarra Art Museum, Japan
1975 ‘International Festival of Paintings’, France
1975 ‘International Festival of Arts’, Cagnes-Sur-Mer
1971 II International Triennale, New Delhi
1970 Paris Biennale, Paris
1968 International Triennale, New Delhi
2016 Two Faces of Bengal Modernism GANESH PYNE & LALU PRASAD SHAW, New Delhi

 

HONORS AND AWARD
2011 Raja Ravi Varma Award from the Kerala Government
2009 D.Litt (Honorary), Netaji Subhash Open University, Kolkata
2008 Life Time Achievement Award, Star Ananda, Kolkata
2004 Abainindra Purashkar, Government of West Bengal
2003 D.Litt (Honoris Causa), Kalyani University
1997 Gagan Abani Puroskar, Visva Bharati
1985 Shiromani Puroskar, Asian Paints, Kolkata
1978 Artist of the Year, Sangeet Shyamala, Kolkata
1973 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
1957 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
1956 Calcutta Art Society, Kolkata
1955 Government College of Arts and Craft, Kolkata

 

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