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DHIRAJ CHOUDHURY
Date of Birth 18-08-1936
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Dhiraj Choudhury was born on 1936 at then Bengal, now Bangladesh. He was a student of Government College, Darjeeling and the Principal Dr. K. D.Ghosh encouraged him to follow up his dreams to become an artist. Later he was admitted to College of Arts and Crafts, Calcutta and Delhi Polytechnic (Delhi College of Art). He has taught from 1962 to 1996 in Women Polytechnic and Department of Painting, Delhi College of Art, University of Delhi. He has ameliorated Calcutta Painters Society by being a member, of Artists Forum, Society of Contemporary Artists, AIFACS, New Delhi. Dhiraj Choudhury has founded Quartet Artist and Line, a group devoted to drawing.

Dhiraj Choudhury has more than eighty exhibitions, among which sixteen are international, which is sufficient enough to understand his popularity as a painter. UK, USA, France, Germany, Switzerland, Singapore are the countries where his foreign shows were arranged. In 1979 an exhibition in Geneva with Miro and Dali added a feather to his cap. Dhiraj Choudhury has participated in many National and International Exhibitions and received many awards including National Award on 1995.On the same year he had Exhibitions of his major works at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta and All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society at New Delhi.

In 1998 the shows were 50 Years Struggle for Freedom, a retrospective at Rabindra Bhavan and Lalit Kala Akademi of New Delhi. On 1999 there was At The Threshold hiraj Choudhury has curated and organized workshops and exhibitions on social theme Their Story at Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi. On 1982 he became the advisor of Philosophy of Education for Contemporary Youth sponsored by ICCR and Department of Culture, Govt. of India. He visited Bangladesh and gave lectures in Dhaka Art College, where there was interaction between Bagladeshi and Indian artists. Beside these Dhiraj Choudhury is involved in many other social works. He is the Art Advisor at the Department of Culture, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. He was also the Art Advisor of HUDCO, New Delhi and was associated with the Voluntary Health Organization,India. Dhiraj Choudhury initiated Sketch Club among his students, organized Womens Painters Group, Line, Quartet Artist and Artist Forum. He is also associated with Gallery 26.

Few of Dhiraj Chowdhurys publications are 50 Years Struggle for Freedom published by A. Mukherjee & Co South of France Through the Painters Eyes 70s 80s 90s Drawings, Art Consult Love at the Threshold of the New Millenium, Kumar Gallery, New Delhi Portfolio of Line, Ton & Texture Love Singapore Child Reproductions of paintings.

The collection of Dhiraj Choudhury can be found in Victoria & Albert Museum, London Caparo House, London Indian High Commission, London St. Albans Community Center, UK National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and also in many private collections in India and abroad.

EDUCATION

    He studied at the Government Art College, Kolkata.
    He received a National Diploma in Art, Delhi Polytechnic (New College of Art), New Delhi

EXHIBITIONS

He has had more than 76 solo exhibitions in India. More than 18 solo exhibitions in France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, the USA and Singapore since 1957. He has participated in several national and international group exhibitions in India and abroad. Participated in group exhibitons in Miro and Dali in 1979.

Group Exhibitions

    Participated in several nations and international group in India and abroad
    Participated in group exhibitions with Miro and Dali in 1979

AWARDS

He has received 15 awards and 3 certificates for creative work, including the National award.

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