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Hemen Majumdar (India, 1894-1948)

Hemendranath Majumdar was an Indian painter who lived in Bengal. In 2002, there was a huge uproar when his painting was stolen and found with an art dealer.
His birthplace Kishoreganj now belongs to Bangladesh.
In 1911 he decorated the gates to welcome King George V, on his visit to India.

He was one of the founding members of Indian Academy of Fine Art, Kolkata in 1919 along with Jogeshchandra Seal, Jamini Roy, Bhabani Charan Law and Atul Bose.

He remained a celebrated artist during his lifetime and has been invited by many rulers to draw their portraits and also gave him the position of court artist.

Hemen Majumdar was born on 19 September 1894 in Kishoreganj, British India.
His birthplace now belongs to present-day Bangladesh.
His college education was done at Government College of Art and Craft and Jubilee Art School, Kolkata.
He along with A.C. Mukhopadhyay published the journal, Shilpi.
In 1931 he was invited by Maharaja of Kashmir to Kashmir to live and continue his work as an artist.
In fact he served as a court artist of Maharaja of Patiala as well, in between 1932-1938.

He was one of the founding members of Indian Academy of Fine Art in Kolkata, and many of his works are exhibited there.

In Bombay Art Exhibition held at Mumbai in 1921, he earned first prize.
He was suffering from health issues and illness when he painted Gandhiji's portrait.
In 2002 one of his paintings was stolen, but later found.

Hemen Majumdar | Gandhi and Bose | Courtesy Swaraj Art archive Noida

Hemendranath Majumdar (1894-1947) è stato un pittore Indiano Bengalese.
Hemendranath è nato a Kishoreganj, l'attuale Bangladesh. La casa originale di Hemendranath è Gachihata a Mymensingh, l'attuale Bangladesh.
Nel 1910 fu ammesso alla Government School of Art di Calcutta.
Dal 1911-1915 studiò alla Jubilee School of Art di Calcutta.
Ha mostrato i suoi successi in concorsi di pittura in diverse città dell'India.
Nel 1921 e nel 1922 vinse il primo premio alla Bombay Art Exhibition. Aveva la reputazione di dipingere belle donne.
È stato redattore e supervisore dei periodici Indian Artist, Indian Master ed Art of H. Majumdar.

Nel 1919, ha co-fondato l'Indian Academy of Fine Arts con Jogendranath Shil, Jamini Roy, Bhavanicharan Laha ed Atul Basu.

Nel 1931, il Maharaja del Kashmir lo invitò a soggiornare in Kashmir e a dipingere. Dal 1932-1936 fu Rajshilpi dello stato di Patiala nel Punjab.
I suoi dipinti sono apparsi in film famosi: Memory, Manasakamala, Sequel, Infinite melody, Saki, Kamal non armato ed altro ancora. | Fonte: Bangla Wikipedia