Marital Status: Seperated
Age: 81 Years
Children: Nandita Das
• Graphic artist
|Known for||Being a contemporary artist of India|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• 2015: D.Litt. (Honoris Causa), Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh
• 2012: Padma Bhushan
• 2010: Conferred the D. Litt. (Honoris Causa), Revenshaw University, Odisha
• 2007: Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity Italian Government, 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
• 2006: Utkala Awards by Bengal Governor, Kolkata
|Date of Birth||2 December 1941 (Tuesday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||81 Years|
|Birthplace||Baripada, Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India|
|Hometown||Baripada, Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India|
|College/University||Sir J J School of Art, Bombay|
|Educational Qualification||Studied painting at Sir J J School of Art, Bombay from 1957 to 1962 Jatin Das’ Official Website|
|Relationships & More|
|Wife(s)||• Varsha Das
• Bidisha Roy Das
|Children||Son– Siddhartha Das (a cultural professional) and Rehan Das
Daughter– Nandita Das (Indian actress)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Jatin Das
- Jatin Das is an Indian contemporary painter. He is also an acclaimed sculptor and muralist. Jatin Das often uses oil, acrylic, watercolour, ink, and Conté (hard crayon made of clay) for painting. His prints include the editions of etchings, drypoint, lithograph, and serigraphs. Over 68 one-man exhibitions were held by Jatin Das both in India and outside India.
- Jatin Das was born and brought up in the Mayurbhanj district of Orissa a middle-class Bengali family. Since childhood, he was exposed to art and culture in the form of music such as worshipping deities through music. Later, when he was young, Jatin Das became a huge music lover. Once, when he visited Bombay, he spent many nights listening to the live music concerts of Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.
- When Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister of India, a 7 x 68 feet mural titled ‘Mohenjo-Daro to Mahatma Gandhi,’ which was painted by Jatin Das was inaugurated at the Parliament of India.
- In 1999, after the super cyclone hit Orrisa, Jatin Das actively led charitable relief and rehabilitation work at many villages in the affected area.
- Soon after finishing his college studies, Jatin Das started participating in art exhibitions such as the Biennales in Paris (1971), in Venice (1978), and the Documenta in Kessel (1975), both nationally and internationally.
- Jatin Das has established a large personal collection of traditional arts for more than sixty years. He has a collection of more than 6500 hand fans majorly from the Indian subcontinent, and this collection of fans is often displayed at various exhibitions and museums in India and overseas such as at the Victoria Memorial; Calcutta, Fan Museum; London, National Art Gallery; Kuala Lumpur, Reitberg Museum; Zurich and National Museum; Manila. This collection is placed in a dedicated museum in New Delhi. Later, Mapin International published a book titled ‘To Stir the Still Air,’ which is based on this fan collection by Jatin Das.
- A registered trust named JD Centre of Art (JDCA) was established by Jatin Das in 1997 in Odisha to promote art and its forms and housed all of his collections at this trust. This trust was designed by the eminent architect, B. V. Doshi.
- The paintings of Jatin Das primarily display the various aspects of a man-woman relationship like crisis, contacts, disclosures, and emotional tensions.
- In his career, Jatin Das has attended twelve artist camps and four workshops on his artwork to collect funds for fourteen charity shows in India.
- Some of the one-man exhibitions which were held by Jatin Das include Sir J.J. School of Arts, Bombay in 1962, Studio, Private Show, New Delhi in 1974, Taj Art Gallery, Bombay in 1982. Urja Art Gallery, Broda in 1979, Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece in 2005, Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh in 2011, and Jehangir Art Gallery, Presented by Art & Soul Gallery, Mumbai in 2017. The names of some of the Murals & Sculptures Commissions held by Jatin Das are Collage Mural, Agricultural Ministry, Pragati Maidan in 1972, Fresco, Birla Kreeda Kendra, egg tempura, Bombay in 1964, Façade mural, Chelsea Arts Club, London, the UK in 2009, 200 feet Mural, Bangalore International Airport in 2014, Adani Corporate House in 2019.
- In 2003, Jatin das published the book titled “The Art of Jatin Das.” In 1972, a collection of poems titled ‘‘Poems by Jatin Das’’ was published by ‘Writers’ Workshop Calcutta.
- Jatin Das has worked on the postal stamps for the Indian Postal Service on road safety, world peace, and the International Red Cross.
- Jatin Das is one of the founding members of ‘The Poetry Society’, New Delhi, and he is the co-editor of Blunt: Poetry Magazine, Bombay, with R. Parthasarthy and Indrasen M. Jayakar (1964).
- Jatin Das married Varsha Das, and the couple has two children, Nandita Das and Siddhartha Das. Later, Jatin and Varsha separated, and he married Bidisha Roy Das. Nandita Das, went on to become a famous actress in Bollywood and is the recipient of several prestigious awards.
- Some of his art and culture camps & workshops include New Delhi, Printmaking & Smithsonian, USIS Workshops, Paul Lingren in 1970, Calcutta, Artists Camp, CMC in 1986, New Delhi, Park Hotel, Children’s Art Workshop in 1993, Hyderabad, Art Camp, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in 2002, National Artist Camp, Lalit Kala Academy, Governor House Odisha in July 2012, SPIC Macay Workshop, Bhubaneswar in December 2014, Varanasi (Banaras) in 2018.
- Jatin Das is an advisory committee member for several renowned private organisations and government institutions such as Art Advisor, Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), Member of the advisory committee, Delhi Urban Art Commission, Member of the advisory committee, Rural India Complex, 1972 (now the National Crafts Museum), Member of the advisory committee, Philately, New Delhi, Member of the advisory committee, Republic Day Parade committees, Govt. of India, Member of India International Centre (IIC), Delhi, and Jury Member, War Memorial, New Delhi, 2016.
- Jatin Das was a visiting Professor in the faculty of Fine Arts at Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, India, from 2009 to 2011. In 2008, he worked as a Professor Emeritus at JMI University and was one of the members of the Faculty of Fine Arts. He has also worked as a visiting professor in the National School of Drama, School of Planning and Architecture, College of Art and National Institute of Design.
- Some of Jatin Das’ group exhibitions include Maharashtra State Art Exhibition, Archer Jehangir Art Academy, Bombay in 1962, Tokyo Biennale, Septième Biennale de Paris, France in 1971, the 15th International Art Show, Japan in 1984, Popular Publication, Tao Gallery, Mumbai in 2011, Pink Filly Breast cancer campaign, Art & Soul Gallery, Mumbai in 2014.
- In 2015, Jatin Das, along with other twenty-four artists in Delhi were issued notices by the government of India for staying for decades in government flats. Reportedly, these government flats were allotted to them for three years.
- Nisha Bora, the co-founder of Elrhino Paper, put sexual allegations against Jatin Das in 2018 and stated that in 2004, Jatin Das tried to forcefully kiss her when she went to meet him at his studio. National Herald During the #MeToo India Movement, another woman, Garusha Katoch also blamed Jatin Das for sexual misconduct. Later, a journalist with the Indian Express, Anushree Majumdar, put sexual harassment allegations against Jatin Das. Soon after the accusations, Das stated publicly that he had never met these women and the allegations against him were vulgar. The Times of India
- Jatin das is often invited by renowned education institutions for lectures on art and architecture. Some of the prominent lectures delivered by him were at Kanoria Art Center, Ahmedabad (2020), Kala Bhavan, Shanti Niketan (2020), Students of BHU, Art Camp, Varanasi (Banaras) (2018), Khairagarh University, Chhattisgarh (2018), NSD, New Delhi (2017), Santacruz University, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2009), and Stanford University, CA, USA (2009).
- His prominent works include Wrapped Woman, Shakti, Interaction, Sringar, Krishna, Radha Krishna Ganpati, Radhika, The Presence, Woman in Stance, and Classical Torso.
- A video displaying paintings and sculptures by Jatin Das.
|↑1||Jatin Das’ Official Website|
|↑3||The Times of India|