(Last Updated on : 11/06/2013)
Ganesh Haloi was born in Jamalpur now in Bangladesh in the year 1936. After partition he moved to Calcutta in 1950. The trauma of the uprooting is evident his work. He graduated from the Government College of Art and Craft in Kolkata
in 1956. Next year he joined the Archaeological Survey of India and make copies of Ajanta murals. He taught at the Government College of Art and Craft since 1963 till his retirement. Since the year 1971, he has been a 'member of the Society of Contemporary Artists.
His work was characterized by lyricism. He worked in many mediums and initially painted figures in landscapes. In these paintings a sense of nostalgia for a lost world pervaded. Dots, dashes, lines became cryptic signs for trees, water, green fields were eventually seen in his paintings. He has done a number of commissioned mosaic murals. His stint at Ajanta led him to do research on the technique of Ajanta murals. Haloi lives and works in Calcutta.
Haloi is a master in the abstract art and his style is introspective & intellectual. His compositions are a blend of design & craftsmanship. His art has evolved through a series of transactions from pure landscape to the innerscapes.
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