- Artist Name: Devi Prasad Roy Chowdhury
- Medium: Gouache on paper
- Size: 15.5 Inch X 11.5 Inch
- Year: 1960
- Status: In Stock
- Authentic: ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY ARTIST
- Product Code: BART558453
- Price: | 1 $
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Devi Prasad Roy Chowdhury was Born in Rangpur in Bangladesh On 15 June 1899.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Devi Prasad Roy Chowdhury learned painting from Abanindranath Tagore, life drawing and portraiture from E. Boyess, and sculpture from Hiranmoy Roychoudhuri, with further training in Italy. Equally comfortable with plaster and paint, Roy Chowdhury developed his skills in bronze casting and executed paintings that were an amalgamation of the Chinese technique, the Japanese washing process, and his own method of scratching. However, his early paintings had Tagore's influence.
Devi Prasad Roy Chowdhury joined Madras College of Art as a student in 1928 and became its director. He chose his figures from the crowd on the streets in preference to studio models. His sculptures ranged from life-size busts and statues to larger-than-life works. Among his notable public works is the Dandi March in New Delhi; the bronze statue of Chithira Tirunal Balarama Varma, the last ruler of Travancore who in a historic proclamation opened Hindu temples to all castes and communities in 1936, at Thiruvananthapuram; Patna Martyrs Monument; and the Triumph of Labor sculpture in Chennai.
He was honored by the colonial government as the Most Exalted Member of the British Empire (M.B.E) in 1937. In 1958, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the President of India, and he received an honorary doctorate from Rabindra Bharati University in 1968. The works of Chowdhury are included in the main national and international collections.
He passed away on October 15, 1975.
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