Jogen Chowdhury

Jogen Chowdhury was born in a village near Kotaliparha at Faridpur district what is now Bangladesh in 1939. The family moved to Calcutta in 1947 following the Partition of Bengal. Chowdhury entered the Government College of Art and Crafts in 1955 and graduated from the college in 1960. He was appointed as a Curator in the Art Gallery, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. He became the Founder member of Gallery 26, Artists’ Forum, New Delhi in 1975. He curated a show on Indian Art, by the Govt. of India and Bangladesh, Indian Council for Cultural Relation (I.C.C.R), Dhaka in 1989,92. He was one of the jury members at the International Exhb., Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal in 1990 and was also in the jury of Lalit Kala Akademi, Bhubaneshwar.The artist lives and works in Santiniketan, West Bengal.