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SANAT KAR

Sanat Kar was born in Calcutta in 1935. He joined the Government College of Art and Craft at Calcutta in 1950 after matriculation. In 1952, along with fellow-students Kar formed a group called The Artists' Circle. He graduated from the art college in 1955. Held teaching jobs first at Calcutta Boy's School and then in 1978 at Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati in Santiniketan. He worked for a while in Dilip Dasgupta's studio in the mid- '50s and played a major role in the formation of the Society of Contemporary Artists in 1960. Kar began experimenting with etching in the early '60s. Kar's figurations have, an innocence and a feeling of poetry. A dreamlike quality pervades his work. It is in his texturisations that he achieves great mastery. Kar lives and works in Calcutta.

   
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