Artist Profile
Profile of Lalu Prasad Shaw

“The practice of art, to me, is actually a journey. I am the journey man" Lalu Prasad Shaw was born in Siuri; district Birbhum in the year 1937. From his house the workplace of Malakars could be seen who sculpted idols and drew several kinds of patas that were to be placed behind the idols of the gods. Gradually the ambition to become an artist grew within him. He completed his education in fine arts at the Government College of Arts and Crafts in Kolkata. His work is predominantly captures the expressions of his subjects perfectly. As mentioned earlier Shaw was influenced by the nature and the mileu which he grew up in. he had mastered in the art of depicting scenes from his social surroundings of the Bengali middle class. When he was 32 years old he took to print making and had mastered the art and earned himself a name as a printmaker of a great reputation. He has had a lot many exhibitions to his name in India and abroad since 1956 and his work has also been a part of prestigious shows such as the second British Biennale in London, 1970, two Norwegian Print Biennales in 1974 and 1978, the seventh Paris Biennale in 1971 and the second Asian Art Biennale hosted by Bangladesh in 1984. His paintings tend to seamlessly merge themselves into the Bengali milieus that they so strongly resonate of. He lives and works in Kolkata. His works are also part of the permanent collections of various institutions like the Birla Academy in Calcutta and the Art Forum in Singapore.

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Lalu Prasad  Shaw