Jamini Roy

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Birthday
11, 1887
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Apr 24, 1972 (85)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
11, 1887
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Apr 24, 1972 (85)

About

Influential painter whose best-known works included "Bride and Two Companions" and "Dual Cats With One Crayfish." He rebelled against the Bengal School and the Western tradition of painting.

Before Fame

He studied at the Government School of Art in Calcutta beginning at age sixteen.

Trivia

He received the State Award of Padma Bhushan in 1955.

Family Life

He came from a wealthy family of landowners.

Associated With

He and actor Shashi Kapoor were both recipients of the Padma Bhushan honor.