(1910 - 1980)
Ramkinkar Baij was active/lived in India. Ramkinkar Baij is known for painting.
Born in 1906, not only was Ramkinkar Baij India’s first modern sculptor,
but also “one of the most important voices in the discourse on
modernism in India.” (N. Ahuja, Ramkinkar through the Eyes of Devi Prasad, New Delhi, 2007, unpaginated)
Baij spent most of his life at Santiniketan, first as one of Nandalal
Bose’s students at Kala Bhavan, then as a teacher and finally Head of
the Sculpture Department at the school. His most important large-scale
sculptural works remain on public display on the campus in Santiniketan.
Writing about Baij, Benode Behari Mukherjee remembered what Bose once
said to him about his colleague. “At noon, Acharya Nandalal appeared in
my studio room and said, ‘Benode, go ... Displaying 750 of 2588 characters.