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At 85, Shankar Ghosh is possibly the last active veteran
from the second generation of modern Indian sculptors. 
He honed his craft under stalwarts like Ramkinkar Baij, 
Pradosh Dasgupta, Dilip Dasgupta and Gopal Ghosh.

Born in 1934, Shankar commenced his formal artistic training
in 1951, first at the Indian Art College and thereafter at the
Government College of Art & Craft, Calcutta from 1952 to 1957.
 
Shankar's works have been commended for their aesthetic designs
and each creation is imbued with an ethereal quality.
 
His sculptures are inspired by various facets of his environment,
the human form and different types of shapes.
The sculptures are usually medium in size and very personalized
with monumental quality in their forms.
 
He feels his sculptures take him into an imaginary realm,
where all the encounters with these art forms are one to one,
far beyond the materialistic world and the realities of daily existence.
While conceiving these masterpieces, creating them, and erecting them
on pedestals, what he experiences is sheer exhilaration.
 
He has held twelve solo exhibitions. First show was in 1963 in Calcutta and
then in Delhi, Mumbai and beyond. He has participated in over seventy group and annual exhibitions
at Lalit Kala Academy (Delhi), Academy of Fine Arts (Calcutta), Birla Academy of Art & Culture (Calcutta),
All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society (Delhi) and in many other galleries.
 
Because of their uniqueness, Shankar's sculptures have added
stature to the private collection of many an art connoisseur like
Shri B K Birla.
 
Quite a few of the sculptures are also on display at the National Gallery of Modern Art,
Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, Chitrakala Parisad, Bangalore and
Switzerland National Park..



 
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