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Bimal Dasgupta (India/Europe, 1917-1995) abstract oil on canvas painting in shades of black, yellow, blue, green, brown, and off white, rendered in a heavy impasto technique. Signed and dated "B. Dasgupta 61" top left. Unframed, secured to stretcher. 35 1/2" H x 47 1/2" W. Provenance: Private Chattanooga collection. Bimal Dasgupta (1917-1995) was born in Bengal and joined Calcutta's College of Arts and Crafts in 1937. His studies were interrupted by the war, but he continued to apply his talent as the assistant director of art for Victory magazine. After the war, he worked at the Dhoomimal Art Gallery and for advertising agencies. He eventually went on to teach at the College of Art in New Delhi for 14 years. While spending six-moths in Europe on a scholarship to study fine art, he was introduced to cubism and abstract forms for the first time. This experience ultimately transformed Dasgupta's style from classical landscapes to abstract expressionism, a manner he continued to paint in for the expanse of his career. Bimal Dasgupta was was honored by the Sahitya Kala Parishad in New Delhi in 1972 and made a fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi in 1989. Information courtesy of the Drishyakala Art Museum in New Delhi, India. Private Chattanooga, TN collection. Condition: Overall grime and wear to surface of painting. Craquelure, areas of exfoliation/paint loss predominately in left upper quadrant, largest 2" (does affect signature).