Arun Bose



Late 20th century


19.2 x 16.7 in. / 48.8 x 42.4 cm.


Viscosity on paper

Educated in printmaking at Atelier 17 in Paris and the Pratt Institute, New York, Arun Bose mastered the intaglio and viscosity techniques. Even though Bose worked in New York, he remained closely associated with the Society of Contemporary Artists in India, contributing vastly to printmaking techniques in the country of his birth. Through Lady, Bose unearths a raw, primitive appeal, which set many of his works apart from those of his contemporaries. Neither tantric, nor fully submerged in the folk tradition, this work is an amalgamation of Bose’s many ideas and influences.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., The Art of Bengal (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 285
Sengupta, Paula, The Printed Picture: Four Centuries of Indian Printmaking, Volume II (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 200
Singh, Kishore, India’s Rockefeller Artists: An Indo-US Cultural Saga (New Delhi: DAG, 2017), p. 325
India’s French Connection: Indian Artists in France (New Delhi: DAG, 2018), p. 303

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