Samir MONDAL ✿

Samir Mondal known as Watercolour Man in INDIA. Was born in 1952 in a village of West Bengal, India and graduated from the Government College of Arts, Kolkata. His most amazing contribution to Indian art of modern times is a continual revival of water colour.

His water colours have never lost their originality, their innovativeness and their classic elegance, yet they are truly modern paintings. Mondal has held 37 solo shows till date and participated in many important group exhibitions in major cities of India and abroad. Visited Paris and major cities of Germany for art study under INDO-FRG Cultural Exchange Programme organised by DAAD. Participated in many prestigious Art auctions including Christies and important Artists' camps and workshops in Dubai, Mauritius, Australia, Bangkok, Kenya, Israel, Egypt, Russia, Morocco, China and Japan. Mondal has received many prestigious Awards including AIFACS, New Delhi, West Bengal State Academy Award (twice), Academy of Fine Arts Award (twice) and A.P. Council of Artists Hyderabad. His works are part of valued collections of National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi, Museums of Karnataka, RPG Enterprises, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Standard Chartered Bank, Tata Steel, Birla group of companies, ICI India Ltd., Benson and Hedges, Morarji Mills, Brooke Bond, Citibank, Ministry of External Affairs, India, Office of Star Plus, DSP Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Solomon Smith Barney India Ltd., MICO India, Bangalore, J P Morgan and many personal collections in India and abroad. Samir Mondal lives and works in Mumbai.

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