Jatin Das

  • Jatin Das, contemporary artist living in Delhi, Born on 2nd December 1941, Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India

  • Studied, Sir JJ School of Art, Bombay

  • Conferred Padma Bhushan, India’s highest civilian awards by the President of India, 2012

  • Painting for 55 years, works in public and private collections in India and abroad.

  • Done several murals and sculptures installations, selected few are:

    • ‘The Journey of India: Mohenjo-Daro to Mahatma Gandhi’, oil on canvas, 7ftx68ft, Parliament of India, Delhi. Inaugurated in 2001 by the then Prime Minister.

    • Fresco, Birla Kreeda Kendra, egg tempera, Bombay, 1964

    • Welded steel installation, Bhilai Steel Plant, Madhya Pradesh 1996.

    • 3 murals, metal sculpture, metal mobile; NCPGR, Delhi 2005

    • Façade mural, Chelsea Arts Club, London, UK 2009

    • Painted mural, international airport Bangalore, 2014

  • Many graphic additions; Etching, Lithography and Serigraph. Designed Postal Stamps.

  • Held more than 71 one-man shows in India and abroad.

  • Participated in major national and international shows, a few:

  • Konstforum – Norrköping, Sweden 2012 with Eva Zettervall

    • 2nd Biennale, Cuba, Havana 1985, 3rd Asian Biennale, Bangladesh 1985

    • Tokyo Biennale, the 15th International Art Show, Japan 1984

    • VII British International Print Biennale, Bradford, UK 1982

    • 2nd, 3rd and 4th Triennial India, Delhi 1971, 1976 and 1978

    • Venice Biennale, Italy 1978

    • Septième Biennale de Paris, France 1971

  • Professor of Art at Jamia Milia University. Lectured at innumerable art and architectural colleges and museums in India and abroad; National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Victoria Albert Museum, London, Pit Reverse Museum, Cambridge University, UK, Harvard University, USA; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Reitberg Museum, Zurich, Stanford University, USA.

  • Conferred D.Litt. from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh, 2015, Ravenshaw University, Orissa, 2010 and Utkal University of Culture, Orissa, 2007.

  • Writes poetry, member of the Poetry group ‘Samovar’, 1963, Poetry Society of India, New Delhi.

  • Advisory Committee member of many government, private art and cultural bodies.

  • Donated work to innumerable charities India for children and destitute.

  • Reconstruction and rehabilitation work in Orissa village, after the super cyclone in 1999.

  • JD Centre of Art (www.jdcentreofart.org)
    The JDCA established in Orissa, 1997 to house his collection of traditional and contemporary arts and antiquities, designed by the eminent architect, B V Doshi.

  • ‘Pankha’: Hand fans (www.pankha.org)

One of the largest private collections of in the world. Exhibitions held: National Craft Museum-New Delhi, Victoria Memorial-Kolkata, Fan Museum-London, National Art Gallery-Kuala Lumpur, Rietberg Museum-Zurich, National Museum-Manila, National Museum-Philippines. The collection would be donated to proposed National Pankha Museum, New Delhi. ­

2010 - present
2010 - present