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Satish Sinha

A student of Jamini Prakash Gangopadhaya, Satish Sinha has achieved tremendous fame as an artist of great repute.
He was born into a humble background in Natherbagan, North Calcutta, West Bengal. He studied at the Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta, but had to give up his studies after three years. During this period he was associated with reputed artists such as Abanindranath Tagore, J.P. Gangooly and Percy Brown.
Early on in his life, Satish became an insurance agent to earn his livelihood. Simultaneously, he became an illustrator associated with Macmillan & Company and Bengali journal Basumati where he worked with books as well as magazines.
During the second World War he became an active sympathiser of the national movement, cultivated close association with Mr. Atul Ghose, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, Mr. Sarat Chandra Chatterji and joined 'Rasachakra', a cultural gathering.
Satish Sinha has worked under Hemen Mazumdar at the Jubilee Art Studio. He has been associated with Academy of Fine Arts, Art in Industry, Ramkrishna Mission, Calcutta.
Over time, he evolved a unique style of his own by continuing to paint in western academic style. He is very famous on account of his portraits of national leaders. He has also used classical and romantic themes very creatively, though, these have been chosen from literature.
He served as Joint Secretary, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. In 1929, he was appointed Head Designer and Assistant Teacher at the Govt. College of Art and Craft, Calcutta. He became the Vice-Principal and officiated as Principal for many years at Govt. College of Art and Craft, Calcutta. After his retirement from the college, he became the Principal of the Indian College of Art and Draughtsmanship, Calcutta.
Currently, his artwork can be found at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta; Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta; Indian Museum, Calcutta; Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Calcutta; Gandhi Ghat, Barrackpore; Councilors' Hall, Calcutta Corporation, Calcutta; India House, London; Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi; and in the collections of the royal families of Patiala, Nawanagar Jamnagar.
Satish has received the Guru Prasanna Scholarship to study Fine Arts and has been felicitated by Indian National Congress with ivory Ashok Stambha and a shawl, on the 15th Anniversary of India’s Independence.

Artwork for Sale

Still Life
by Satish Sinha


14 X 10 inches