About the artist
Jayasri Burman was born in Kolkata India and her formal training in art took place in Kala Bhavan, Shanti Niketan. She is an exponent of the mythical, miniature and the modern, in her universe of art fables. Rooted in her fond memories and stories of childhood, the essence of her paintings derives their vibrancy from the myriad rituals and festivals and their alluring impressions. Burman is an artist who has been shaped by her manifold experiences and the roots she has flown out from. In her works, she recreates the universe of mythological entities, which her paintings bring to life. One of her prized achievements has been a series of commemorative stamps with her works, released on the occasion of International Womens Day 2007. In 1985, she received the National Award. 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.