Artist & Work
b. 1929, Howrah
Rabin Mondal’s paintings of the turmoil in 70s India are a strong commentary on power. The Bengal famine (1943) and the Calcutta communal riots (1946) impacted him deeply, and he joined the Communist Party. Beginning his career as an art teacher, with a stint as an art director in films, Mondal was a founder-member of Calcutta Painters in 1964. He had many solo and groups shows in Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai, and was part of the 3rd Triennale (New Delhi, 1975), but has received sparse attention in the last 40 years.