PARTHA PRATIM DEB:
Born 1943, Partha Pratim Deb has completed his professional diploma in Fine Arts and Craft from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan followed by a post diploma from Faculty Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda. Being a member of Painters Orchestra, he has held regular group shows since 1968. He has the credit for publishing 99 papers on Nandalal Bose and on art education. These are to be found in the journal of the Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. According to Deb, the connotation of visual creativity does not hold on to any 'ism' or style, but is an outcome of spontaneous playfulness happening as a process of introspection and submission. He has had several solo shows in Kolkata in the year '74, '76, '78, '81,'97. In 2001 “Works in Paper” was shown by CIMA Gallery, Solo Show at Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata,2006. Besides, he has participated in an exhibition of 'Stained Glass' organized by Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata and “Art of Heart' workshop dedicated to unfortunate children with heart disease. His work has been as a collection with the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi and Delhi Art Gallery.