Bhabesh Chandra Sanyal
Born: 22 April 1901
Died: 9 August 2003
- He commonly known as B. C. Sanyal , the doyen of modernism in Indian art, was an Indian painter and sculptor and an Art teacher to three generations of artists.
- During his lifetime he not just saw the partition of the Indian subcontinent three times, 1905, 1947 and 1971, but also witnessed 20th century Indian art in all its phases.
- His notable paintings include The flying scarecrow, Cow herd, Despair and Way to peace, which depicts Mahatma Gandhi with a Hindu and a Muslim child.
- He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1984, and India’s highest award in visual arts, the Lalit Kala Akademi Fellowship for lifetime achievement by Lalit Kala Akademi, India’s National Academy of Fine Arts in 1980.
- He was awarded the Lalit Kala Akademi Fellowship for lifetime achievement by Lalit Kala Akademi, India’s National Academy of Fine Arts in 1980, Padma Bhushan award in 1984 by Government of India, the honorary citizenship of Baltimore, USA in 1989, Visva Bharati University’s Gagan Abani Puraskar in 1993 and the Government of Assam’s Sankar Dev award in 1999.
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