NIRANJAN PRADHAN, Sculptor & Painter

 

DESIGNATION :

Ex Reader, Government College of Art & Craft, Calcutta.

QUALIFICATION :

1) First Class Diploma in Drawing and Painting  from Government College of Art & Craft, Calcutta , 1964.

2) First Class Diploma in Modeling and Sculpture, Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta, 1967

3) Passed the Art Appreciation Course, University of Calcutta, 1972.

EXPERIENCE:    

1) Teaching at Tirthapati Institution, Kolkata, 1968-1973 as Art cum Craft Teacher.

2) Teaching at Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata from September 1973-2000.

 

AWARDS :

1970 - Received the President of India’s Silver Plaque for sculpture as the best Exhibit of the exhibition, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi.

1973 & ‘74 - Awarded Certificate of merit in sculpture in All India Annual Exhibition of Arts,
Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata.

1976 & ‘80 - Awarded the Best Exhibit in Sculpture, in All India Annual Exhibition of Arts,
Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata.

 

HONOURS :

Honours received from

1) Swadhinata Sangrami Smarak Samity, Kolkata.

2) Shahid Rao Tula Ram Samity, New Delhi.

3) Jamini Roy Smriti Mallabhum Puraskar.

4) Raj Jyotishi Mahasammelan,  Kolkata.

5) Purnima Sammelani, Garia, Kolkata.

6) Acharya Samman, Diamond Harbour.

7) Nagarik Samman, Salt Lake, Kolkata,

8) CA Block Citizens Association, Salt Lake, Kolkata.

9) Rotari Club, North Kolkata

 

INVITATION :

1996 - Invited by the British City Council, UK and the High Commissioner for India, London to visit Bristol for seeing the site of College Green Park where the statue of Raja Rammohan Roy to be installed and again invited during the time of the installation and  inauguration of the statue.

Invited by the Bengal Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh for Art Camp.

 

EXPOSITION

Solo Exhibitions :

1975 - Indo American society, Kolkata

1978 - Sri Aurobindo Bhaban, Kolkata

1986/88/91/93 - Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

2000 - Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata

2002 - Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Mumbai

2007 - Tamarind Art Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2007 - Akriti Art Gallery, Kolkata.

2013 – A Retrospective Exhibition at Rabindranath Tagore Centre ICCR, Kolkata

 

 

Joint Exhibition :

Ashutosh Centenary Hall, Kolkata

 

Group Exhibitions :

1966/71 - Exhibition organized by Sculptor’s Guild, Kolkata and New Delhi.

1967/68/70/71 - Open Air Exhibition of Sculpture, Government College  of Art and Craft, Calcutta.

1967-78 - Participated in National and Annual Exhibitions, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.

1970-73 - All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi.

1976 - Assembly House, C.M.D.A., Kolkata.

1973 to till now - Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata.

1995 to till now - La Mere Art Gallery, Regent Park, Kolkata.

1990 to till now - Society of Contemporary Artists, Kolkata.

Harmony Shows in Bombay organized  by Tina Ambani and many other group shows
invited by the Galleries throughout India every year.

2013-“Life and Mission of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda”

Exhibition organized by Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture
& Indian Council for Cultural  Relations (Kolkata)

 

EXECUTIONS :

1976 - Double life size bronze bust of Deshapran Birendra Nath Sasmal, Tollygunge, Kolkata

1975 - Double life size marble bust of Gajendra Nath Guchhait, Contai, West Bengal

1977 - Double life size marble  bust of  Teacher  Satish Samanta, Udaynarayanpur, Howrah, West Bengal
1985 - Double life size bronze bust of Raja Rammohan Roy, Bristol, UK

1989 - Bronze statue of Mahanayak Uttam Kumare(13' 4"), Tollygunge, Kolkata
1993 - Bronze statue of G.S.Bihani (8' 6"), Rajasthan, India.

1997 - Bronze statue of Raja Rammohan Roy (8' 5"), Bristol, UK.

1998 - Bronze statue of Shahid Rao Tula Ram on horseback (18'), at Rao Tula Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

1999 - Bronze statue of Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Madhusudan Mancha, Kolkata.

2000 - Terracotta Mural of Tribal Family (12'X8'  - 2 piece), Geetanjali, Shantiniketan, West Bengal.

2004 - Manifestation of Ramakrishna and Vivekananda at the birthplace of Vivekananda, Kolkata, attended, amongst others, by the president of India.

2004 - Two bronze statues of Niranjan Sengupta, (half- bust) one at Niranjan Sadan, Kolkata and the other at Ranikuthi, Kolkata.

2004 - Glass Fibre statue of Sri Aurobindo at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, Regent Park, Kolkata.  

2005 - Bronze statue of Roysaheb Thakur Panchanan Roy Barma, (Size 9' 6"), at Manthabhanga, Koochbihar.

2005 - Bronze statue of Sir Ashutosh (half- bust), National Science Congress, Kolkata.

2005 - Bronze Portrait at Bhagalpur and Meghalaya

2005 - Bronze statue of Satyajit Ray (11' 6") installed at “Roop Kala Kendra” Sector-5, Salt Lake City, Kolkata.

2006 - Creative Sculpture installed in the park, Zurich, Switzerland

2012 - Bronze statue of Sardar Ballav Bhai Patel, opposite Indian Airlines office, Central Avenue, Kolkata.

2012 - Double life size bronze bust of Kabiguru Rabindra Nath Tagore, South 24 Parganas Jila Parishad, West Bengal

2017 - Bronze statue of Kabiguru Rabindra Nath Tagore, The Tagore Society, Jamshedpur, India

2017 - Double life size Bronze statue of  Pandit Iswarchandra Vidyasagar,  Kontai, East Midnapore, West Bengal

2017 - Double life size bronze bust of Honourable President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

Many half- bust bronze statues in Kolkata, West Bengal, Assam and in other places.

 

INSTALLED AT  INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ENGINERING SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal

2007 - Bronze bust of Scientist Rao (Founder of B.E. College)

2007 - Bronze bust of Achyarya Jagadish Chandra Bose

2011 - Double life size bronze statue of Kabiguru Rabindra Nath Togore (as Balmiki Pratibha)

2012 - Bronze bust of Professor Satyendra Nath Bose

2012 - Bronze bust of Pandit Iswarchandra Vidyasagar

2014 - Double life size bronze bust of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy

 

INSTALLED AT BURDWAN UNIVERSITY, Burdwan,, West Bengal

2013 - Bronze bust of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy

2014 - Double life size bronze statue of Swami Vivekananda

2014 - Double size bronze statue of Kabiguru Rabindra Nath Tagore (as Balmiki Pratibha)

2015 - Three quarter bronze statue of Acharya Jagadish Chandra  Bose

2015 - Double life size bronze bust of Bharatendu Harishchandra

2016 - Double life size bronze bust of  Rishi Bamkimchandra

2016 - Double life size bronze bust of Pandit Iswarchandra Vidyasagar

2016 - Double life size bronze bust Professor Satyendra Nath Bose

COLLECTIONS OF CREATIVE SCULPTURES :

Birla Museum, Bangalore Museum, Gallery La Mere (Kolkata ), Birla House (Switzerland) and others.

 

MEMBERSHIPS :

Founder member of Sculptors’ Guild, Kolkata.

Member of Society of Contemporary Artists, Kolkata, from 1990.

Member of National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata.

Member of Raja Rammoohan Roy Memorial Trust, Kolkata.

Life member of International society for Intercultural studies and Research.

Vice President, Indian National Forum of Art & Culture, Kolkata.

 

SEMINARS  ATTENDED :

On sculpture - Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.

On Art and Asthetics - Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, Kolkata.

On Art - Tripura, Mallda, Midnapore,  Jalpaiguri, Sonarpur, Coochbihar, Rajya Charukala, Kolkata and other places.

 

ART CAMP :

Tripura, Kolkata, Burdwan, Susunia, Tatanagar, Malda, Coochbihar, Bangladesh, Jodhpur  and  many others. Organized many Government and  non Government Exhibitions, Camps, Cultural Programmes and Seminars.

 

RESIDENCE AND STUDIO :

AE - 406,  Sector 1, Saltlake City,

Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Pin : 700064.

Phone: 011 91 97482 16196

E mail : pradhanniranjan@gmail.com

Web  - www.niranjanpradhan.com

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