Siddharth Ghosh

Siddharth Ghosh was born in 1967, near Darjeeling. He graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University, Baroda. He further completed his Masters of Fine Arts (Print Making) also at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University, Baroda in 1983.

Ghosh received many scholarships and grants including the Lalit Kala Akademi Research Grant in the field of Print Making in 1984-85; Artists Grant from Dept. Of Culture, Govt. of West Bengal State from 1985-86 and Junior Fellowship for Outstanding Artists in the field of plastic arts by Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India from 1992-95. Others include the Charles Wallace (India) Trust Award to visit Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Arts, University of Oxford, U.K. for 12 weeks, as Artist in Residence in 1994 and a senior Fellowship for outstanding Artists in the field of plastic arts by the Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India from 1996-98.

Ghosh has always been inspired by ‘beauty’, be it the beauty of his hometown Darjeeling and its surroundings, nature or values and emotions of life. Be it a painting of flowers done in his unique style, or a Ganesha rendered with palm leaves or his beautiful Mother and baby Ganesha’s all done in vibrant, joyous colours. He expresses the essence of sorrow or happiness in his works. He does not like to pre-plan a work, rather he prefers to let his subconscious work as he applies colour, letting his inner guide place a figure, a bird, a human figure or an object. His paintings are a true manifestation a self awakening of the self.

Ghosh won many awards including the National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 1989, Award in Print Today, All India Graphics Exhibition Organised by Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi in 1993 and Award in IIIrd International Print Biennale, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, India in 1995. His works are in many collections in India and abroad.