Benode Behari Mukherjee



3.5 x 5.2 in. / 8.9 x 13.2 cm.


Ink on paper

Nandalal Bose introduced the use of postcards as painting surface and some of his enthusiasm rubbed off on many of his students and colleagues. Benode Behari Mukherjee didn’t work too much in the small format, perhaps given the strain it would put on his eyes but this small work in ink, in consideration here, reveals that the artist’s physical disability didn’t remotely come in the way of creating vivid scenes of nature in his distinctive style and vision. Mukherjee was the master of the sublime rendered with the simplest of strokes and this small work bears that out.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., The Art of Santiniketan (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 302

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