Benode Behari Mukherjee



8.0 x 6.0 in. / 20.3 x 15.2 cm.


Watercolour on handmade paper pasted on mount board

Though visually impaired from an early age that gradually progressed as he advanced in years, Benode Behari Mukherjee found painting a therapeutic practice. His painterly skills developed even further under the guidance of Nandalal Bose. Mukherjee found himself creating a visual language of importance when he turned to capturing local people, local sights in his works. This was in stark contrast to what had been taught not just in art schools but also as part of the neo-Bengal School, eventually stressing on a brand new definition of ‘nationalism’ at the time.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., The Art of Santiniketan (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 309

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