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Artist Lalu Prasad Shaw

Conte on Paper

15  X 22 Inches

Original Artwork 

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  • About The Artist
Lalu Prasad Shaw was born in Bengal in 1937, and completed his education in fine arts at the Government College of Arts and Crafts in Kolkata. 
Known widely for his highly stylized portraits of Bengali women and couples, Lalu Prasad Shaw’s works lay the most emphasis on his subject’s physical characteristics. A particularly notable aspect of Shaw's paintings is their simple yet sophisticated look. One notices a seamless synthesis of different stylistic elements to achieve a phenomenal effect. 
Influenced by the pre-independence Company School of art, the traditional Kalighat Pat and the Ajanta cave paintings, Shaw’s works, mainly executed in gouache or tempera, like his own person, are simple and graceful, having a very still, well-composed and smooth exterior. This senior artist draws his inspiration primarily from nature and the milieu surrounding the great Bengali middle class, often depicting pleasant and quiet scenes from his own life on his canvases and papers. His style is unique and modern in its adaptation of academic and traditional Indian formats. 
Though he would describe himself as a painter, Shaw took a liking to printmaking when he was 32 years old and mastered the genre of graphic arts shortly since he had worked with intaglios and lithographs earlier, making a name for himself as a printmaker comparable to the great reputation that he already had as a painter.
Solo exhibitions - 
- 'Babu and Bibi', Gallery 7, Mumbai (2017)
- 'Looking In', Galerie 88, Kolkata (2011 - 12)
- 'Graceful Silence', Art Musings, Mumbai (2011)
- ‘The Myrid Minded Artist’, Gallery Sanskriti, Kolkata (2008)
- ‘Sepia Notes’, Art Musings, Mumbai (2007)
- ‘Painting’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata (1995)
- ‘Graphic Art’, Centre for Contemporary Art, New Delhi (1990)
- ‘Graphic Art’, The Seagull Foundation for Arts, Kolkata (1990)
- ‘Painting’, Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi (1987)
- ‘Painting’, Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi (1985)
- ‘Graphic Art’, Heritage Art Gallery, New Delhi (1984)
- ‘Graphic’, Udipi, Bangalore (1980)
- ‘Graphic’, Sarla Art Gallery, Chennai (1976)
- ‘Painting’, Arts and Prints Gallery, Kolkata (1967)
- ‘Painting’, Art and Industry Gallery, Kolkata (1965)
Group shows - 
- 'Mark of Masters -2', Art and soul, Mumbai (2009)
- 'Modern Continuous', Galerie 88, Kolkata (2009)
- 'Tales, Reflection and Constructs', ITC Windsor, Bangalore (2008)
- ‘High on Art’, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (2007)
- ‘An Evening in Paris....Rome....London’, Gallery Sanskriti, Kolkata (2007)
- ‘Tales, Reflection and Constructs’, Galerie 88, Kolkata (2007)
- Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata (2007)
- ‘Bengal Chromosome’, Artists’ Circle, Kolkata (2007)
- ‘Linear Configuration’, Art and Soul, New Delhi (2007)
- ‘Suncrome 3’, Akar Prakar, Kolkata (2007)
- ‘Red Earth and the Pouring Rain’, organized by Red Earth Gallery at LANXESS ABS Gallery, Baroda (2007)
- Society of Contemporary Artists, Kolkata (2007)
- ‘Sensuality’, Galleria, New Delhi (2007)
- Etch and Print’, Art and Deal, New Delhi (2007)
- 17th Anniversary Group Show, Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi (2007)
- The Indian Art Show 2006, Arushi Art, New Delhi (2006)
- ‘Tradition in Modernity’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata (2006)
- ‘The Tempera Show’, Akar Prakar, Kolkata (2006)
- Gallery Sanskriti, Kolkata (2006)
- Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata (2006)
- The New Space, Dubai (2006)
- ‘Face to Face’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata (2005)
- ‘Sunchrome Exhibition’, Kolkata Paper Market, Kolkata (2005)
- Galleria, Mumbai (2005)
- Art and Soul, New Delhi (2005)
- ‘Call of the Real’, organized by Gallery Sanskriti at Colombo (2004)
- ‘Perspecta’, Gallery 88, London (2002)
- ‘Transection’, Gallery 88, London (2002)
- ‘Contemporary Woman by Modern Indian Artist’, Hong Kong (2000)
- Exhibition of Graphical Art from Asian Countries, Volkshochschule, Leverkusen, Germany (1977)
- Dhaka, Chittagong, Bangladesh (1973)
- Contemporary Indian Prints Exhibition, Poland (1971)
- Contemporary Indian Prints – Kolkata organized by USIS Smithsonian at New Delhi (1971)
- Prints from Asia, USA (1971)
- ‘India Alike’, Texas (1971)
- Group 8, New Delhi (1971)
- Expo -70, Touring Exhibition, Japan (1971)
- Society of Contemporary Artists, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi (1970)
Honors and recognition - 
- All India Graphic and Drawing Exhibition, Chandigarh (1981)
- Award for Graphic Art and Drawing, India (1978)
- Birla Academy Award for Graphic Art, India (1976)
- National Award in Graphic Art, India (1971)
- West Bengal Lalit Kala Academy's Award for Graphic Art, India (1959)\
Participations - 
- 'Transition', 20th Anniversary Show, Centre of International Modern Art(CIMA), Kolkata (2013-14)
- 'Manifestations V', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi (2011)
- 'Contemporary Printmaking In India', presented by Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai (2010)
- 'Summer Show 2010', Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata (2010)
- 'Manifestations IV', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi (2010)
- 08 'From Everyday To The Imagined: Modern Indian Art', Singapore Art Museum, Singapore and at Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul (2007-08)
- 'Indian Miniature Painting', Hong Kong (1996)
- II Biennale, Havana (1986)
- 'Indian Print Making Today', Helsinki, Finland (1985)
- 'Indian Print Making Today', Bonn, Germany (1985)
- 'Indian Graphic in Indian Fair', USA (1985)
- 2nd Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh (1984)
- Exhibition of Indian Graphic, Havana, Cuba (1982)
- 3rd World Biennale of Graphic Art, London (1980)
- 3rd World Biennale of Graphic Art, Baghdad (1980)
- 2nd Norwegian Prints Biennale, Norway (1974)
- 4th International Exhibition of Original Drawing, Rajeka, Yugoslavia (1974)
- International Exhibition, Berlin (1976)
- International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Prechem (1974)
- Prime Internagionale Biella, Italy (1973)
- Contemporary Indian Prints Exhibition, Germany (1973)
- 10th Ljubijna Biennale, Yugoslavia (1973)
- VII Paris Biennale, Paris (1971)
- 2nd British Biennale, London (1971)
- World Youth Festival Art Exhibition, Prague (1956)
- Two Faces of Bengal Modernism Ganesh Pyne & Lalu Prasad Shaw, New Delhi (2016)