Artist Profile

Pyne was an artist much ahead of his times. Whilst his contemporaries were still experimenting with impressionistic and post impressionistic styles and techniques on their canvases and painted under the influence of Gauguin and Cezanne`s works, Kartick Pyne was taken up by the aesthetics of the post cubistic European idiom. Artists like Fernand Leger, Marcel Duchamp and Joan Miro inspired him, and he was one of the few Indian painters who in breaking away from tradition, demonstrated that the Indian art scene at that time was stagnating and its products redundant.

Pyne, who is the elder brother of renowned modernist Ganesh Pyne, has held several solo shows in India and he has participated in several exhibitions internationally, including `100 Years of Modern Indian Art` held in the Fukuoka Museum, Japan in 1979 and the exhibition of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations in Bangladesh, held in 1992. The artist lives and workes in Kolkata.

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