Bijan Choudhury

b. 1931, Faridpur, Bangladesh
d. 2012, Kolkata, WB, India

Education

1945–49 : Government College of Arts & Crafts, Calcutta, India (expelled before completion of diploma, due to deep involvement in Left politics); 1953 : BFA 1st Class First, Government College of Arts and Crafts,  Dhaka, Bangladesh

Solo Exhibitions

1962 : Arts and Prints Gallery, Calcutta, India; 1963 : Arts and Prints Gallery, Calcutta, India; Patna, India;
1969 : West Bengal Artists, sponsored by Srinantwu, India
1974 : Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta, India
2012 : Tribute to Bijan Choudhury, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Group Exhibitions

1959 : Society of Contemporary Artists, Calcutta, India
1960 : Society of Contemporary Artists, Calcutta, India; Banga Sanskriti Sammelan, Calcutta and Bombay, India; 1964 : Eight Painters from Calcutta, AIFACS Gallery, New Delhi, India; ‘Calcutta Painters’, Calcutta, India
1965, 1966 : Group exhibition in honour of Giacometti, Industry House, Calcutta, India
1968 : Group exhibition with Paritosh Sen, Pravas Sen, Sarbari Roy Chowdhury, Mahim Rudra at Calcutta, India
1969 : West Bengal Artists, sponsored by Srinantwu, Bombay, India
1974 : ‘Calcutta Painters’ group exhibition, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta, India
1975 : ‘Calcutta Painters’ group exhibition, Sridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
1975 : Third Triennial, New Delhi, India
1977 : Retrospective, Allai;
2000: Contemporary Works of Bengali Artists, Bengal Foundation, Bangladesh
2008: Return to the Roots, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka
2010: The Journey and Fraternity, Calcutta Painters, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka

 Awards

1963 : Academy of Fine Arts Award, Calcutta, India
1978 : Rabindra Bharati Award, Calcutta, India; Documentary film ‘Bijan’, produced by Film Division of Govt. of Australia
1995 : Abanindra Puroshkar, Govt. of West Bengal, Calcutta, India; William Carey Award, West Bengal, India

Experiences

1976-80: Principal, Indian College of Art and Draftsmanship, Calcutta, India

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