Jatin Das: Resumé 2012
 


Jatin Das, a contemporary artist and has been painting for 50 years, has held over 68 one-man shows both in India and abroad, and has participated in numerous national and international shows and artist camps. In 2012, he was conferred the Padma Bhushan, India's highest civilian award by the President of India on 22nd March 2012 at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

In a career spanning over five decades, his works have been part of several public and private collections in India and abroad. Most notably, he has done several murals and sculpture installations, including a 67' x 7' large mural at the Parliament House entitled "Mohenjodaro to Mahatma Gandhi", commissioned by the Parliament of India on the occasion of 50 years of India's Independence.

Jatin Das studied at the Sir JJ School of Art in Bombay. He primarily uses oil, watercolour, ink and conté. He has lectured extensively at innumerable art and architectural colleges and museums on contemporary and traditional art forms, and acts as an advisor to many government and private art and cultural bodies. In addition to charitable donations locally and internationally, the artist actively led the relief and rehabilitation work of a village in Orissa after the super cyclone in 1999.

JD Centre of Art
www.jdcentreofart.org
Over the last 45 years, Jatin Das has built a large personal collection of traditional arts, including a rare collection of over 6,500 hand fans that has been exhibited in India and abroad. The J D Centre of Arts has been established to house his collection of traditional and contemporary art in Orissa. JDCA, was registered as Trust in 1997, with Das as its Founder and Chairman, and is being designed by the eminent architect, B V Doshi.

Pankha: Hand fans of the Indian subcontinent
www.indianhandfans.org
28 years ago Jatin Das began a collection of pankha (hand fans). More than 6500 fans and related objects, a majority of which are from the Indian subcontinent. Since May 2004, the collection has been on display at eminent museums in India and overseas. The inaugural show at the National Crafts Museum, Delhi, was followed by exhibitions at the Victoria Memorial; Kolkata, Fan Museum; London; Reitberg Museum, Zurich; National Art Gallery; Kuala Lumpur; National Museum; Manila, Kennedy Centre, Washington DC, USA in 2011 The collection will eventually be housed in a National Pankha Museum in New Delhi. A book on the subject, ‘To Stir the Still Air', will be published by Mapin International.

One-man shows (selected)
  • Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden 2011
  • Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh 2011
  • Red Art Gallery, Collaboration Gallery Art & Soul, Baroda and Mumbai 2011
  • Ahmedabad ni Gufa, Collaboration Gallery Art & Soul, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 2011
  • Red Earth Gallery, Collaboration Gallery Art & Soul, Badodra, Gujarat 2011
  • Jawahar Kala Kendra, Collaboration Gallery Art & Soul, Jaipur, Rajasthan 2011
  • Museum Gallery, presented by Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai 2010
  • The Artists Alley Gallery, San Francisco, USA 2009
  • Chelsea Arts Club, London, UK 2009
  • Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Delhi 2009
  • Jehangir Art Gallery, Presented by Art & Soul Gallery, Mumbai 2007
  • AIFACS Gallery, Paintings done in Greece, Presented by ICCR, New Delhi 2007
  • CIMA Gallery, Kolkata: 'Charged Figures', 2007
  • Rabindra Bhawan Gallery Presented by Indus Gallery, Delhi: ‘Journeys across Foreign Lands, 2006
  • 1X1 Art Space, Dubai 2006
  • Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece 2005
  • Retrospective: 40 years of Drawings, AIFACS, Delhi 2002
  • National Gallery of Modern Art & Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2002: Works on Paper
  • Art Today (C.P.), New Delhi 2001
  • Body Spirited, India Habitat Centre, Delhi 1999
  • Crimson, The Art Resource, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore 1996
  • Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay 1995
  • A Retrospective: Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh 1994
  • Heads, Le Corbusier Art Gallérie, Alliance Française, Chandigarh 1993
  • Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay 1993
  • "Woman of Clay" AIFACS galleries, New Delhi 1992
  • Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri Presentation, AIFACS, New Delhi 1992
  • Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta 1986
  • Rabindra Bhavan Gallery, LKA Retrospective Show 1968-90, New Delhi ITC 1991
  • Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay 1987
  • Times of India "Man and Woman". Shridharini Art Gallery, New Delhi 1985
  • Sarla Art Centre, Madras 1983
  • Taj Art Gallery, Bombay 1982
  • Urja Art Gallery, Broda 1979
  • Hutheesing Visual Art Centre, Ahemdabad 1979
  • Arts 38 Gallery London, 1978
  • Kumar Art Gallery, Hansalaya, New Delhi 1978
  • Werl. Pastorat a.d Johanniskirche,"Zeitgendessiche Ind., Kunst," West Germany 1978
  • Frainsherm an der Weinstrasse, Surya Gallery, West Germany 1977
  • Studio, Private Show, Drawings, New Delhi 1977
  • Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi 1976
  • The Garden Gallery, Loughborough, UK 1975
  • Commonwealth Institute Art Gallery, London 1975
  • City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK 1975
  • Hotel Kempenski, West Berlin, West Germany 1975
  • Schloss Bellevue, Kassel, West Germany 1975
  • Bharat Verein e.V., Frankfurt, West Germany 1975
  • Gallery de Sphinx, Amsterdam 1975
  • Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi 1974
  • Studio, Private Show, New Delhi 1974
  • Pundole Art Gallery, Bombay 1974
  • Taj Art Gallery, Bombay 1973
  • Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi 1973
  • Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi 1970
  • Taj Art Gallery, Bombay 1968
  • Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi 1968
  • Rourkela, Max Mueller Bhavan, Orrisa 1967
  • Taj Art Gallery, Bombay 1966
  • Panjim, Institute Menezes Braganza, Goa 1966
  • Taj Art Gallery, Bombay 1965
  • Gallery Chemould, Calcutta 1965
  • Private Show, Alyque & Pearl Padamsee, Bombay 1962
  • Bhubaneshwar, Rabindra Mandap, Orrisa 1964
  • Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay 1964
  • Indo-American Society Gallery, Bombay 1962
  • Cuttack, Nari Seva Sangha Hall, Orrisa 1962
  • Sturenkarto, Helsinki, Finland 1962
  • Sir J.J. School of Arts, Bombay 1962

Participation in major national and international shows (selected)

  • Konstforum - Norrköping, Sweden 2012 with Eva Zettervall
  • National Graphic Show, Mumbai 2011
  • Popular Publication, Tao Gallery, Mumbai 2011
  • Kumar Gallery, Celebration New Delhi 2011
  • Indian Habitat Centre, Gujarat Earthquake, Organised by VHAI, New Delhi 2001
  • IV Bharat Bhavan Biennale of Contemporary Indian Art (award), Bhopal 1992
  • 2nd Biennale, Cuba, Havana 1985
  • 3rd Asian Biennale, Bangladesh 1985
  • Tokyo Biennale, the 15th International Art Show, Japan 1984
  • VII British International Print Biennale, Bradford, UK 1982
  • 2nd, 3rd and 4th Triennial India, Delhi 1971, 1976 and 1978
  • Venice Biennale, Italy 1978
  • All India Fine Arts Crafts Society (AIFACS), National Show of Portraits (award), Delhi 1976
  • All India Graphics Show, Group 8, Delhi, (award) 1972
  • Septième Biennale de Paris, France 1971
  • The Bombay Art Society (Governor's Award), Bombay 1965
  • Maharashtra State Art Exhibition, Archer Jehangir Art Academy, Bombay 1962

Commissions (selected)

  • Archer Serigraph Edition, Ahmedabad 2010
  • Facade mural, Chelsea Arts Club, London, UK 2009
  • 3 murals, one metal sculpture and one metal mobile, National Centre for Plant Genome Research, Delhi 2005
  • Mural: ‘The Journey of India: Mohenjo-Daro to Mahatma Gandhi', oil on canvas, 7ft x 68ft, Indian Parliament, Delhi 2001
  • Welded steel installation, Bhilai Steel Plant, Madhya Pradesh 1996
  • Mural, LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussorie 1992
  • Fresco, Birla Kreeda Kendra, egg tempura, Bombay 1964
  • Mosaic Mural, Dena Bank, Bombay 1965
  • Cement Mural, Bombay Gymkhana, 1963; Architect: Julies Vaz
  • Collage Mural, Agricultural Ministry, Pragati Maidan 1972
  • Postal stamps for Indian Postal Service on road safety, world peace and the Int'l Red Cross.
  • Graphics Edition- Etching, Lithography and Serigraphs
  • Workshop with the Israeli artist Meenashe Kadishman in 1999
Teaching

Visiting Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, India 2009-2011- Professor Emeritus, JMI University 2008

Lectures (selected)

  • Lecture at IIM, Bangalore 2012
  • Lecture at TEDX - Xaviers Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar 2012
  • Lecture at SPIC-Macay National Convention 2012
  • Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University, Barodra 2011
  • 'National Seminar on Indian Aesthetics', IIT, Kharagpur 2010
  • 'Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture', NCERT, New Delhi 2010
  • SPIC Macay Eastern Zone Convention, Bhubaneswar, Orissa 2009
  • Santacruz University, Los Angeles, CA, USA 2009
  • Stanford University, CA, USA 2009
  • National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
  • 'MS Randhawa Birth Centenary' Memorial Lecture Chandigarh Museum & Lalit Kala Akademy, Chandigarh; 2009
  • 'Artist on Art' interviewed by art historian, Yashodhara Dalmia & photographer, Raghu Rai; State Art Academy, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi 2009
  • School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
  • Sir JJ School of Art, Bombay; 2007, 2010.
  • School of African and Oriental Studies, London
  • Victoria Albert Museum, London
  • Pit Reverse Museum, Cambridge University, UK
  • Harvard, USA; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam and Reitberg Museum, Zurich
  • Key Note Address, CEPT, University of Architecture, Ahmedabad 2007
  • School of Planning and Architecture (SPA)

Advisory Committee Member

  • Founder and Chairman, J D Centre of Art, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa (JDCA)
  • Former Art Adviser, Housing & Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO)
  • Member of governing board, Royal Society of Arts India (RSA)
  • Advisory committee member, National Natural History Museum, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
  • Founding President, Odisha Forum, Delhi
  • Founding Member, Poetry Society of India
  • President, Mayurbhanj Cultural Development Foundation;
  • Member of advisory committee, Delhi Urban Art Commission
  • Consultant, Rural India Complex, 1972 (now the National Crafts Museum)
  • Former Member of advisory committee, Philately, New Delhi
  • Former Member of advisory committee, Republic Day Parade committees, Govt. of India
  • Member of India International Centre (IIC), Delhi
  • Life Member Baripada Club, Mayurbhanj, Odisha
  • Life Member Craft Council of India, New Delhi
  • Secretary (1962) Indo-American Society, Mumbai
  • Ambassador C & Binette, U.K.
  • Life Member, Artists Centre, Mumbai
  • Member, Raza Foundation, New Delhi
  • Life Member, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)
  • Former Trustee, Delhi Blue Pottery Trust
  • Member British Library London
  • Fellow (Lifetime) Royal Society of Arts, London (RSA)
  • Member, Chelsea Arts Club, London
  • Trustee, Ghalib Memorial Movement, Delhi
  • Member, Fan Circle International, London
  • Life Member, Society to Save Rocks, Hyderabad
  • Member Advisory Council, Indo-American Friendship Association (2010), New Delhi

Awards

  • Buddha Samman 2012 from Orissa Dance Academy awarded by Oriya CM on 10th Dec 2012.
  • Padma Bhushan, one of India's highest civilian award, awarded by the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on 22nd March 2012
  • Utkala Awards by Bengal Governor, Kolkata 2006
  • Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity, Italian President Award, New Delhi 2007
  • Bharat Nirman Award, 2007
  • Seminar Management Institution, Bhubaneswar 2007
  • Conferred the D.Litt. (Honoris Causa), Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar, 2007
  • Conferred the D. Litt. (Honoris Causa), Revenshaw University, Orissa 2010

Books

  • "The Art of Jatin Das", Shobita Punja, Roli Books, 2003
  • "Poems by Jatin Das" Writers' Workshop Calcutta, 1972