Bimal Kundu (b 1954)
Bimal Kundu received his training from the Government College of Art & Craft,Calcutta where he studied painting & sculpture. In 1981,he stood at the top of his class & received a First Class First in sculpture.
As a highly respected artist in the field of sculpture,Kundu is known for small & intimate sculptures as well as large public works which immediately overwhelm you. What marks his work is a perfect blend of cubistic elements & Indian motifs executed with a fine & smooth surface which engages in a visual conversation with the viewer.
In 1989 he became a Member of the Society of Contemporary Artists,which is one of the most important art groups to be established in post-independent India. He is also a member of the West Bengal State Charukala Parishad. Apart from getting the Rajaram Scholarship from the Government of Karnataka & Governor’s Memorial Medal, H.C.Ghosh Award, Navonmeshika Award, he has also won the National Award in 2000 by the Lalit Kala Akademi.
He has participated in many group shows including CIMA Gallery, Kolkata, Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, Gallery Sumukha, Bengaluru. His works are part of many public and private collections in India such as National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; The Birla Academy of Art & Culture,Kolkata; Venkatappa Art Gallery, Karnataka; The Museum of Bengal Modern Art,Kolkata amongst others.