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Friday, October 24, 2008

Artist Paritosh Sen dead

KOLKATA: Paritosh Sen, one of the founders of the contemporary Indian art movement, died at a private hospital here on Wednesday following a lung infection, family sources said. He was 90.

The artist, who was admitted to hospital one-and-a half months agp, is survived by his wife. The couple did not have any children.

BBC News

Born on Sept 24, 1918, in Dhaka, Sen was a founder member of the Calcutta Group, an art movement established in 1942 that played a significant role in the birth of Indian modern art.

A contemporary of greats like M F Hussain, Sen was fascinated by the world of nature, colour and movement and fled home to join the Madras Art School headed by Devi Prosad Roy Chowdhury after completing his school education.


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