Jahar Dasgupta was born in Jamshedpur ( TataNagar, Jharkhand, India) in the year 1942. He was admitted to Kalabhavan, Shantiniketan and took his primary lessons under legendary mentors like Ramkinkar Baiz and Benode Bihari Mukherjee. He passed from VisvaBharati in the year 1964. He uses soft but bright colors in his paintings and rebellious in his own world by reconstructing the barriers between traditional and contemporary art. For his subject of work Jahar Dasgupta has chosen women as an integral part of all of his paintings and nature comes just after.
Jahar Dasgupta has done many solo exhibitions as well as group shows and was invited as artist from several parts of India and abroad. He attended workshops in different places of West Bengal, Delhi, Tripura, Hyderabad and Andaman & Nikobar. He was also one of the founder members of Painters' Orchestra.
Jahar Dasgupta's solo shows were held at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Lalit Kala Academy, Academy of Fine Arts, Gallery Honsmania (Norway) and Club Bangladesh (Sweden) in the period 1967-2006. In the same period of time he also participated in group-shows namely Nehru Center, London; Maisonde 1' Inde, Sally Indira Gandhi, Paris; Salon Exposition (South Korea); Indian Habitat Center (New Delhi); Academy of Fine Arts
(Kolkata); Jahangir Art Gallery (Mumbai) and attended all group shows by Painter's Orchestra held in Kolkata, Shantiniketan, Delhi and Mumbai.
His collections are in many places in India and abroad like Holland, USA, UK, Spain, Norway,France, Korea and Muscat . Recently Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai collected his paintings.
(Last Updated on : 05-06-2013)