Nandalal Bose

Date of Birth: December 3, 1882

Place of Birth: Kharagpur, Munger, Bengal Presidency, British India

Date of Death: April 16, 1966

Place of Death: Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Profession: Painting

Spouse: Sudhira Devi

Daughter: Gauri

Father: Purnachandra Bose

Mother: Kshetramonidevi

Award: Padma Vibhushan (1954)

Nandalal Bose was one of those painters who fought against all odds in order to pursue his passion. Unlike many other Indian painters, Bose did not have the support of his family. But the trust he had in his own passion and ability, ultimately turned him into one of the most celebrated Indian painters of the 20th Century. During the course of his wonderful career, Bose also earned the trust and respect of the Indian Government, for he was assigned with some of the most prestigious projects by the Government of Independent India. When it comes to his paintings, Nandalal Bose mostly depicted Indian subjects but was not hesitant to use some of the foreign techniques, especially that of Europe’s. Being one of the most favorite students of famous painter Abanindranath Tagore, usage of several techniques became his bread and butter during the course of his tutelage under his master. Nandalal’s contribution towards Indian art is immense, for which he was honored with Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India.