About The Craft
Kalighat Pat originated in the 19th century West Bengal, India, in the vicinity of Kalighat Kali Temple, and from being items of souvenir taken by the visitors to the Kali temple, the paintings over a period of time developed as a distinct school of Indian painting. An important achievement of the Kalighat artistes was that they made simple paintings and drawings, which could easily be reproduced by lithography. Such prints were then hand coloured. The charm of the Kalighat paintings lies in the fact that they captured the essence of daily life and influence modern artists like the late Jamini Roy even to this day.
About The Artist
Anwar Chitrakar is a traditional Patua artist trained in the 19th century Kalighat style of painting. Anwar has participated in many exhibitions in India and abroad, such as the Berlin Festival 2012, Namaste India Festival Japan 2012 and others. His paintings are part of the collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Anwar has won the West Bengal State Award in 2002, the National Award in 2006 and the President Award amongst others.
Meet the master at India Craft Week 2019.
- Includes free entry to the event on the day of the workshop
- Includes art & craft material required for the workshop
193 total visits