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Benodebehari Mukherjee (1904-1980) Centenary Retrospective
 
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Author : Gulammohammed Sheikh And R. Siva Kumar
Publisher : Vadehra Art Gallery
ISBN# : 81-87737-24-7
Pages : 365
Price :INR 4950
Offer Price:INR 4406
 
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Benodebehari Mukerjee, born on 7 February 1904 in Behala, a suburb of Calcutta, was a painter immense resources and influence, and an insightful thinker and writer on art. Following a childhood illness that left him with impaired vision and kept he joined the school founded by Rabindranath Tagore at Santiniketan. Two years later he enrolled as one of its first students at Kala Bhavan, the art school. Under the influence of Rabindranath`s progressive ideas, Kala Bhavan became the nucleus of an art movement that explored the entire gamut of creativity from personal ,to public and functional art. After completing his studies Benodebehari became a member of the teaching faculty, and played a central role, with Nandalal Bose and Ramkinkar Baij, in making Santiniketan the most important centre for art in India between 1920 and 1947.
 
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