Shyamal Dutta Ray

"The imagery in my paintings comes mostly from my personal experiences. It is the visual world and its influences on me, that I try to reveal on my canvas."

Shyamal Dutta Ray's body of work constitutes a major turning point in the history of the Bengal school of art. Ray is credited with adding depth and intensity to the medium of watercolours, at a time when the Bengal school of Art traditionally used light and watery colours....
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Honours and Awards
  • 1958 Gold Medal, Academy of Fine Art, Kolkata
  • 1968 Rabindra Bharati University Award, Kolkata
  • 1968 Founder Member, Group 8, Kolkata
  • 1972,73,75,78 Birla academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
  • 1982 National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi
  • 1988 Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore
  • 1988 Awarded Shiromoni Puraskar
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    Lot 60 Details

    Works on Paper Online Auction 18-19 March 2015

    Shyamal Dutta Ray

    Untitled

    Watercolour on handmade paper pasted on board

    21 x 23 in

    Winning bid
    $7,452
    Rs 4,62,024
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 19 Details

    24 Hour Online Auction: Works on paper 26-27 March 2014

    Shyamal Dutta Ray

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    20.5 x 28 in

    Winning bid
    $5,508
    Rs 3,24,972
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    USD payement only Lot 70 Details

    24 Hour Online Auction: Works on paper 26-27 March 2014

    Shyamal Dutta Ray

    Untitled

    Ink on paper

    10.5 x 12 in

    Winning bid
    $1,560
    Rs 92,040
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)

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    USD payement only Lot 103 Details

    24 Hour Online Auction: Works on paper 26-27 March 2014

    Shyamal Dutta Ray

    Untitled

    Watercolour and ink on paper

    9.5 x 9.5 in


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    Showing 4 of 16 works

    Lot 24 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 16 February 2021

    Shyamal Dutta Ray

    Untitled

    Pen and ink on paper

    9.5 x 14 in

    Winning bid
    $1,490
    Rs 1,07,280
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 22 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 9 February 2021

    Shyamal Dutta Ray

    Untitled

    Oil and acrylic on canvas

    35.5 x 47.5 in

    Winning bid
    $4,527
    Rs 3,25,920
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 12 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 22 December 2020

    Shyamal Dutta Ray

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper pasted on mount board

    19.25 x 27 in

    Winning bid
    $2,430
    Rs 1,76,175
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 11 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 25 August 2020

    Shyamal Dutta Ray

    Untitled

    Mixed media on paper

    23.75 x 27.75 in

    Winning bid
    $6,323
    Rs 4,64,760
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    EXHIBITIONS          
    Showing 4 of 8 works

    Lot 81 Details

    Works on paper. 2-20 February 2006

    Shyamal Dutta Ray

    Untitled

    Mixed media on paper

    13 x 10 in




    Lot 395 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Shyamal Dutta Ray

    Untitled

    Ink on paper

    10.5 x 12.5 in




    Lot 396 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Shyamal Dutta Ray

    Untitled

    Watercolour and ink on paper

    9.75 x 9.75 in




    Lot 397 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Shyamal Dutta Ray

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    20 x 24 in




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