About the artist:
Sanjay Bhattacharya was born in 1958 in Calcutta. The artist graduated with a Diploma in Fine arts from Government College of Arts and Crafts, Calcutta in 1982. Sanjay Bhattacharya’s paintings tell a story in themselves. They are undeniably realistic, almost photographic in their recording of detail and therefore mesmeric in effect. He had been influenced by the works of Rembrandt and Dali and his initial paintings drew heavily on the style of Bikash Bhattacharya but in later days Sanjay tried works in the style of other great artists of Bengal like Ganesh Pyne . In course of time Sanjay amalgamated various styles and developed on his own. His paintings focus on middle-class homes and areas of Calcutta with exquisite detail and light and shade. They hint about the drama, which revolves around people’s lives. He has participated in some national and international art events and workshops and enjoys collaborating with musicians and other artists. His works can be seen in important public and private collections in India and overseas including the World Bank and the Parliament House in Delhi.