Abanindranath Tagore was born in great Tagore family in Jorasanko, Calcutta, British India in August 7, 1871. He was the principal artist of the Bengal school and the first major exponent of swadeshi values in Indian art. He was popularly known as ‘Aban Thakur‘. He studied at Sanskrit College and St. Xavier’s College.
Abanindranath Tagore was a master painter who modernized Moghul and Rajput painting styles in order to counter the influence of Western models of art. Sri Radha by the River Jamuna, Temple Dancer, Veena Player , Asoka’s Queen, Shah Jahan Dreaming of Taj, Summer, from Ritu Sanghar of Kalidasa etc are his notable paintings.
Abanindranath Tagore had a great contribution to the Bengali children literature beside his devotion towards painting. Sakuntala, Khirer Putul, Buro Angla, Raj kahani etc are his well known books. He also wrote essays on theories and philosophies of art that earned him great respect and admiration from artists and intellectuals.
Abanindranath Tagore was the Chancellor of The Visva-Bharati from 1941 to 1945 and established ‘The Bengal School’ and ‘Indian School of Oriental Art’ to promote his-style of painting at a national level. He got CIE honour from British Government for his paintings. He also got D Lit from Calcutta university. He died in December 5, 1951.
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- Sakuntala by Abanindranath Tagore
- Abanindranath Tagore Rachanaboli part 1