Ganesh Pyne

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Birthday
11, 1937
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Mar 12, 2013 (75)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
11, 1937
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Mar 12, 2013 (75)

About

Painter and draughtsman who developed a poetic surrealism style and infused his work with Bengali mythology and folklore.

Before Fame

His career started with the Kolkata studio of Mandar Mullick in the early 1960s where he worked as a book illustrator and sketch artist for animated films.

Trivia

He was the subject of the award-winning documentary film "A Painter of Eloquent Silence: Ganesh Pyne" from 1998.

Family Life

He and his family were caught up in the Calcutta riots when he was just nine years old. This early trauma greatly influenced his life and art. He grew up listening to his grandmother's folk tales.

Associated With

He was inspired by the cartoons of Walt Disney.