Jogen Chowdhury

Jogen Chowdhury is prominently known as the master of the unbroken line. Educated at the Government College of Art & Craft, Calcutta and subsequently at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, he has had numerous shows till date. His notable exhibitions include Drawings and Paintings, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata (1963); Ink and Mixed Media Works on Paper, Sarala Art Centre, Chennai (1970); Ink and Pastel Works on Paper, Embassy of India, Paris (1976); Ink and Pastel Works on Paper, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi (1981); Drawings with Ink and Pastel on Paper, Nandan, Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan (1992); Drawings with Pastel on Paper, Gallerie Foundation for Indian Artists, Art Fair, Amsterdam (1997); Drawings and Paintings with Ink and Pastel, Gallerie, Mohnjeet, Paris (1998); Drawings and Paintings with Ink and Pastel on Paper, Bose- Pacia Modern, New York(2002); and Abahaman-Flowing Life, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (2007). His group exhibitions include Indian Painters in France, Nongent le Retrou, Exhibition of artists-residents from Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, Art Today- III, Kunika Chemould Gallery, New Delhi, Second Triennale India, International Exhibition of Arts, Lalit Kale Akademi, New Delhi, Fifteenth Sao Paolo Biennale, Brazil, Asian Art Exhibition, Fukuoka, Japan, Contemporary Indian Artists, Bose Pacia Modern, New York, Collection of Glenberra Art Museum, Gallery Raku, Kyoto Zoukei Art University, Kyoto, Autumn Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, AIFACS, New Delhi, Global View Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Distillations, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai, Contemporary Indian Art, Art Musings, Mumbai, Indian Artists for France-2004, The Embassy of France in India, New Delhi and Shadow Lines, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.

He is the Founder Secretary of Gallery 26, Artists Forum, New Delhi. He has been awarded the Best Award, Watercolour Painting, Calcutta University Institute Exhibition, Kolkata. Won the Gold Medal of Watercolour Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata in 1958. In 1966, he was awarded Prix le France de la Jeune Peinture, Paris. He bagged accolods in 2nd Biennale in Havana, Cuba. Won the Shiromani Award for Art, by Asian Paints, Kolkata in 1997. He was awarded Kalidas Samman by the Government of Madhya Pradesh, Bharat Bhavan and Bhopal in 2001.