(1887 - 1972)
Jamini Roy was active/lived in India. Jamini Roy is known for Indian folk art painting.
Biography Jamini Roy
Jamini Roy was born in 1887 into a middle-class family of land-owners
at a small village called Chhandar in the District of Bankura in Bengal
When he was sixteen he was sent to study at the Government School of
Art in Calcutta. He was taught to paint in the prevailing academic
tradition drawing Classical nudes and painting in oils and in 1908 he
received his Diploma in Fine Art.
However, he soon realised that he needed to draw inspiration, not from
Western traditions, but from his own culture, and so he looked to the
living folk and tribal art for inspiration. He was most influenced by
the Kalighat Pat, with its bold sweeping brush-strokes. He moved away
from his earlier impressionist landscapes and portrait
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