Hemen Majumdar

Hemendranath Majumdar (1894–1948) was an Indian painter.[2] In 2002, there was a huge uproar when his painting was stolen and found with an art dealer.[3]

Hemendranath Majumdar
Born(1894-09-19)19 September 1894
Died22 July 1948(1948-07-22) (aged 53)[1]
NationalityIndian
Known forPainting

Early lifeEdit

Hemen Majumdar was born in Kishoreganj in British India (now in Bangladesh).

In 1910, he joined The Government School of Art in Calcutta (now Government College of Art & Craft Kolkata), and from 1911 to 1915 studied at Jubilee Art School, Calcutta.[4]

CareerEdit

Hemen Majumdar painted the gates to welcome King George V, on his visit to India in 1911.[citation needed]

In 1919, he founded Indian Academy of Fine Art in Calcutta along with Jogeshchandra Seal, Jamini Roy, Bhabani Charan Laha and Atul Bose.[citation needed]

He also published a journal, Shilpi, with A.C. Mukhopadhyay.[citation needed]

WorksEdit

  • Cure of all Ills - Painted Mahatma Gandhi spinning thread
  • Kaner - Dul - Earring

AwardsEdit

  • 1921-22 First Prize, Bombay Art Exhibition, Bombay

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nude Study by Hemen Mazumder". Old Indian Arts. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  2. ^ "I will stand up and paint again". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Police doubt art dealer's innocence". The Times of India.
  4. ^ "Hemen Mazumdar Profile". Delhi Art Gallery. Archived from the original on 15 July 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2017.

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