Prakash Karmakar (b. 1933)
Prokash Karmakar confirms in his works the rich inheritance of Indian art and
the dynamic spirit of the modern age. Prokash was a founder member of both the
Society of Contemporary Artists and the Calcutta Painters. He has been actively
associated with most of the promotional activities concerning art in Bengal and
was also a founder member of Calcutta Art Fair.
Prokash’s father Prohlad Karmakar, a pioneer of modern printing in India, died
early leaving Prokash to fend for himself. In 1968 Prokash get an Academy Award
of a Fellowship which took him to Paris. He gradually achieved in his style a rich
and original aesthetic fusion from Eastern and Western art while retaining in every
on his strokes the authentic stamp of his individuality.
His paintings have been acquired for their collection by the Modern Art Gallery,
New Delhi, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta, Rabindra Bharati University,
Calcutta, Allahavad Museum, Allahabad, U.P., Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow, U.P., Art
Heritage of India, New Delhi, and by many governments and private collections
throughout the world.

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