July 14 – Sep 30, 2023 | Ground floor, Emami Art, Kolkata
Emami Art presents a retrospective-scale exhibition of one of the most significant modern masters, Lalit Mohan Sen (1898-1954). The exhibition features archival materials and artworks from different
phases of his short but immensely productive creative career, ‘Lalit Mohan Sen: An Enduring Legacy’ aims to present him historically. The exhibition pays tribute to his extraordinary oeuvre, celebrating the
diversity and modernist spirit in Lalit Mohan Sen’s works.
Lalit Mohan Sen was well-known during his lifetime as a prolific artist and teacher. Sen was one of the four artists the Government of India selected to decorate the newly built India House in London in 1930. He studied in India and England, and his rich and expansive practice is represented by a wide range of mediums and materials, including oil and tempera paintings, various graphic prints, book cover illustrations and a selection of previously unseen drawings and photographs.
“Although he was a great artist and quite well-known in his lifetime, the name of Lalit Mohan Sen is seldom heard in today’s art historical discourse. Based on intensive research, the exhibition brings together a large variety of his work – paintings, drawings, prints, design works, sculptures and photographs – along with rare archival materials, presenting Lalit Mohan Sen truly as a prolific and versatile artist,” says Richa Agarwal, CEO of Emami Art.
Sen excelled in academic realism and the Indian style of painting and tried to create a personal style by blending the two apparently opposite artistic trends.The exhibition pays tribute to his extraordinary oeuvre, celebrating the diversity and modernist spirit in Lalit Mohan Sen’s works.