Presented and curated by Emami Art in consultation with Debdutta Gupta, the retrospective-scale exhibition is of one of the most significant modern masters, Lalit Mohan Sen (1898-1954). Featuring archival materials and artworks from different phases of his short but immensely productive creative career, ‘Lalit Mohan Sen: An Enduring Legacy’ aims to present him historically.
Contemporary to Asit Kumar Haldar and Mukul Dey, Lalit Mohan Sen was well-known during his lifetime as a prolific artist and teacher. Sen was one of the four artists the Government of India selected to decorate the newly built India House in London in 1930. He studied in India and England, and his rich and expansive practice is represented by a wide range of mediums and materials, including oil and tempera paintings, various graphic prints, book cover illustrations and a selection of previously unseen drawings and photographs. He excelled in academic realism and the Indian style of painting and tried to create a personal style by blending the two apparently opposite artistic trends.
The exhibition pays tribute to his extraordinary oeuvre, celebrating the diversity and modernist spirit in Lalit Mohan Sen’s works.
Lalit Mohan Sen
Emami Art, Kolkata Center For Creativity, Anandapur, Adarsha Nagar, Kolkata - 700100, West Bengal, India.