About the artist:
Ramananda Bandyopadhyay was born in 1936, Birbhum, West Bengal. He graduated in Fine Arts from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, Kolkata in 1957 under the guidance of Nandalal Bose. Ramananda’s work is typical of the Bengal School of Art. He is inspired by the simplicity and uncomplicated lives of the rustics. His work successfully recreates the innocence, simplicity and grace of a bygone era. A very distinct characteristic of his work is his palette – consisting of predominantly red, browns and greens. Drawing on the ancient and rich cultural heritage of India, Ramananda painted subjects based on Indian mythology and literature including Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Although he is inspired by mythology and heritage, his works are a blend of tradition and the contemporary, which gives Ramananda’s canvases the best of both worlds. He transforms mundane subjects like the middle-class going about their daily activities into paintings invested with a rare grace and beauty.