About

Jatin Das has been painting now for almost 60 years. Born in December 1941 in Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India, he studied at the Sir JJ School of Art, Bombay, under Professor S.B. Palsikar. Das has held 68 one-man shows, in India and abroad and has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions and artist camps. He works in oil, watercolour, ink, graphics and Conté. He has also created several murals and sculpture installations. His works feature in several public and private collections in India and abroad and have been auctioned by major international auctioneers like Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Osian’s.

 

Jatin Das has extensively lectured at numerous art and architectural colleges, museums, public forums; sharing his art and his understanding of contemporary and traditional art forms. Jatin is also an advisor to many governments and private bodies. He has donated his works to several charities. His commitment to art and artists; towards creating a sensitivity for art and aesthetics led him to a dream almost 30 years ago.

 

Jatin Das is the Founder and Chairman of the JD Centre of Art that will house classical, contemporary, traditional and folk art; all under one roof. During the last 35 years, he has built a personal collection of contemporary works and a large one of antiquity and handicrafts, including the enormous ‘Pankha’ collection, that has more than 6,000 hand-fans. He is also donating most of his own works to the Centre currently under construction, in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Jatin Das was the 2012 recipient of the prestigious “Padma Bhushan” award.

Jatin Das is an eminent artist and has been painting for over 50 years. He was the recipient of the prestigious “Padma Bhushan” award in 2012. Born in December 1941 in Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India, he studied at the Sir JJ School of Art, Bombay, under Professor S.B. Palsikar. Jatin Das has held 68 one-man shows, in India and abroad and has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions such as the Paris Biennale, Venice Biennale, and Indian Triennale. He has also designed postal stamps for Indian Philately. He works in oil, watercolour, ink, graphics and conté.

His mural, The Journey of India: Mohenjo-Daro to Mahatma Gandhi in the Parliament of India, was inaugurated by then Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Jatin Das has worked with a wide range of materials, creating several murals and sculpture installations including the welded steel installation at the Bhilai Steel Plant in Madhya Pradesh and more recently his mural at the Bangalore airport. His works feature in several public and private collections in India and abroad and have been auctioned by major international auctioneers like Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Osian’s. He has also donated his works to several charities.

Jatin Das has lectured extensively at numerous art and architectural colleges, museums and public forums; sharing his art and his understanding of contemporary and traditional art forms. He is also an advisor to many governments and private bodies, which have housed many of his works in their collections in India and abroad. He also writes poetry.

Deeply interested in the traditional art forms of India, he was a consultant for the Rural India Complex which eventually became the Crafts Museum. A life member of the Craft Council of India, he has been on the task force for the preservation of arts and craft. His commitment to art and artists and towards creating sensitivity for art and aesthetics led him to a dream almost 30 years ago - the JD Centre of Art. His vision was to house classical, contemporary, traditional and folk art; all under one roof.

Short Bio of Jatin Das from Pankha Catalogue, 2018

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