Jatin Das


Born in the year 1941, Jatin is a renowned Indian painter, sculptor, muralist, and a poet. Counted amongst the most creative and innovative art explorer, his magnificent artworks immaculately portray dynamic human figures. Linear arrangement and breezy brushwork in his paintings adds piquancy and edge to his work. Jatin’s paintings beautifully divulge varied aspects of man-woman relationship.

Education & Work

Jatin Das was born in the year 1941 in Mayurbhanj, Orissa. He studied painting at the Sir JJ School of Art (1957-1962), Bombay to learn art and paintings. After completing his studies, he started participating in various art exhibitions with his creative artworks, both on national and international platform.  Jatin is a proud father of known Bollywood actress ‘Nandita Das and designer Siddhartha Das. He got married to Varsha Das, and later got divorced. He has been painting and exhibiting in both solo and group exhibitions from the last 50 years. Jatin has held more than 68 one-man shows, and has enthusiastically participated in international shows and artists camps. Also, he has done numerous murals and sculpture installations including a 67' x 7' large mural at the Parliament House entitled "Mohen jodaro to Mahatma Gandhi. A tirelessly innovative and prolific explorer uses oil, ink and watercolors. His exquisite artwork reflects man-woman relationships in diverse moments of crises, interactions, revelation, and emotional tension. His work divulges rhythmic incoherence of color-planes and rushing lines that further helped him immaculate depiction of different human forms.

He has showcased his masterwork in various solo shows including: The Artists Alley Gallery, San Francisco, USA, Retrospective, 40 years of drawings; All India Fine Arts Crafts Society (AIFACS), Delhi; Chelsea Arts Club, London, UK; Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Delhi, India; Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi: ‘Journeys across Foreign Lands; Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece; 1X1 Art Space, Dubai; Bombay, Jehangir Art Gallery;  Madras, Sarla Art Centre; Baroda, Urja Art Gallery;  Bombay, Taj Art Gallery; New Delhi, ‘Times of India’ Presentation. Shridharini Art Gallery; Lough borough, UK, the Garden Gallery;  City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK; Finland, Helsinki, Sturenkarto;  Bombay, Indo-American Society Gallery; Orissa, Bhubaneshwar, Rabindra Mandap; and Goa, Panjim, Institute Menezes Braganza.

Apart from this, he also exhibited his artworks in numerous Group Exhibitions including:  IV Bharat Bhavan Biennale of Contemporary Indian Art (award), Bhopal; 2nd Biennale, Cuba, Havana; Tokyo Biennale, the 15th International Art Show, Japan; VII British International Print Biennale, Bradford, UK;  Venice Biennale, Italy; Septieme Biennale de Paris, France; The Bombay Art Society (Governor’s Award), Bombay; Maharashtra State Art Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Bombay; and 3rd Asian Biennale, Bangladesh.

Awards and Accolades

Jatin Das has been honored with various prestigious awards including: Utkala Awards by Bengal Governor, Kolkata (2006), Bharat Nirman Award (2007), Seminar Management Institution, Bhubaneswar (2007), and Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity Italian Government, Italian President Award, New Delhi. In the year 2012, Jatin was honored by third highest civilian “Padma Bhushan” award by Govt. of India.

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