Born in Kolkata, West Bengal Jayasri Burman’s formal training in art took place in Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan. She is an exponent of the mythical, miniature and the modern, in her universe of art fables. An artist who has been shaped by her manifold experiences, deeply rooted in her fond memories along with the stories of childhood, the essence of her paintings derives their vibrancy from the myriad rituals, festivals and their alluring impressions. In her works, she recreates the universe of mythological entities, which her paintings bring to life. In 1985, she received the National Award. One of her prized achievements has been a series of commemorative stamps of her works, released on the occasion of International Women’s Day in 2007. Recently, she was invited at the President’s House as an Artist-in- Residence and she also won prestigious awards such as ICON and Devi Awards. She has exhibited widely all over India and overseas, establishing the popularity of her work globally.