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Amitabh Sengupta

Abstract artist & Author


Born in Calcutta in 1941,  Amitabh Sengupta studied art in Calcutta and Paris and completed his Masters in Educational Policy Analysis in USA. He worked in Nigeria for eleven years, becoming Head of the Department of Visual Arts at Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He has held shows in India, Paris, London, New York, Tokyo, and Singapore. After his return to Calcutta in 1988, Amitabh had been painting and writing. He has published three books so far.

Graduated in Painting from Govt. College of Arts and Crafts, calcutta, 1963

Received French Govt. Scholarship in Printmaking and Painting, studied at Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1966-68.


• Held Solo-shows at: Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Paris; Cité International de Paris, 1967 and ’68. Exhibited in the International show of the Salon d’Automn, Paris, 1968.

• Ed.M., State University of New York at Buffalo under AICE-UNESCO Fellowship, 1979-81.

• Received all India award in painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, 1961.

• Received President’s award in painting, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi, 1975.

• Worked in Nigeria as the Head of Visual Arts in two Universities, 1977- 87.

• Listed as Art Advisor with the Federal Universities in Nigeria and with the UNESCO in Paris,

• 1986-87. Solo shows during this period: Owerri,

• 1979; Enugu, Lagos and Port Harcourt, 1986

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