Prokash Karmakar, an eminent painter died on 24 February 2014 following age-related illness. He was 81. His paintings reflected the degenerating society and the confusion that prevails in modern India.
Karmakar was influenced by the works of Picasso and other impressionists of the 19th century Impressionism movement. The term impressionist was coined by Louis Leroy, a French art critic in 1874 based upon the painting impression, Sunrise on Monet’s painting. This term was created to define loose, undefined and unfinished style that was used by Monet and several other artists.
About Prokash Karmakar
• His works are a part of famous galleries like Lalit Kala Akademi in Lucknow and Delhi, National Gallery of Modern Art, Academy of fine Arts in Kolkata
• He started holding street exhibitions in 1956, which brought him into the limelight his and his first exhibition was held in 1959 on the railings of Indian Museum, Calcutta
• He was born in 1933, Kolkata (then Calcutta)
Awards won by Karmakar
• In 1968, he won Lalit Kala Akademi National Award
• In 1970, he won Rabindra Bharati University Award
• In 1976, he won Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta
• In 1996, he won AIFACS Award
• In 2000, the West Bengal government awarded him with Abanindra Puroskar