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Sushil Sen

Enamoured by water colour as a medium, Sushil Chandra Sen studied at the Government College of Art & Craft, Calcutta. In 1936, he joined the college as a lecturer and later the Delhi Polytechnic, eventually becoming vice-principal of Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta. Associated with Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, Calcutta University and various government art galleries, Sushil Sen made numerous woodcuts and etchings, painted Bengal village life and two large murals at Parliament House, New Delhi.

 Inspired by Mukul Dey, the country’s socio-political situation and the new realism of contemporary literature, Sen’s work witnessed a dramatic change from the romantic idealisation of themes to the life of the common man. His painted pastoral and urban landscapes, intimate household scenes, social and religious functions, street scenes and riversides, receiving wide viewership at exhibitions in the country and abroad, including Kabul and the U.S.A. Sushil Sen’s work forms a part of collections of Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, Rabindra  Bhavan and others.

Artwork for Sale

Woman in doorway
by Sushil Sen


23 X 15 inches