Haren Thakur



Haren Thakur

Haren Thakur spent his life and nurtured his creative ventures partaking in the core life style of the tribes of Jharkhand. He trained at Shantiniketan, under the tutelage of eminent stalwart artists like Ramkinkar Baij, Vinod Bihari, Somnath Hore, Dinkar Kaushik, Selim Munshi, Sarbari Roy Choudhury and many others.
His work encompasses tribal art forms and carries the essence and emotion of nature, life and faith. His work depicts harmony, simplicity and peace through color form & use of camouflaged icons of tribal and contemporary blend. He gets inspiration from the core of creation, complimented by the serene natural surroundings of Jharkhand. Thakur has discovered the essential structural patterns of tribal art and fused its geometric sophistication with visual concepts culled from Egyptian wall paintings of the Thutmosis IV era, when eastern Mediterranean art genres of decorative painting began to free themselves from a subsidiary and narrative role. Like many painters all over the world, Thakur has sought to rediscover the essence of the primitive creativity of the eighteenth century dynasty style of Nile Valley paintings. His unique work comes across mostly through mix-medium on Nepalese rice paper.

Awards & accolades

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  • Awards

    • Visha bharati merit scholarship, 1974- 75
    • calcutta information centre - 1987 - 88
    • shilpi samman of ranchi - 1992
    • sukumar das award, academy of fine art’s 1997 (kolkata).
    • recognition of state personality bihar in pratiyogita darpan - 1999
    • visited canada, [ew york by invitation of prabasi bengaliclub, toronto - 1990
    • aifacs award - 2004 • shanskar bharad award - 2004
    • camlin art foundation award - 2005
    • jharkhand ratna award - 2006
    • chinta moni kar award-bangiya sangit parishad. Kolkata.
    • sanman by angar; coal india limited.

  • Member

    • Eastern zonal cultural centre.
    • nandan shantineketan(kolkata).
    • founder - chotanagpur art research and development, society. Jharkhand.
    • jury-camlin art foundation.
    • fortner visiting faculty b.i.t. mesra ranchl.
    • senior faculty j.v.m shyamali ranchi


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  • Exhibitions

    • British council. Ranchi-1986
    • b.k. college of art. Bhubaneswar -1987
    • l t.g. art gallery, delhi -1995
    • birla academy, titled "young faces of indian contemporary art- 1996
    • krishna art gallery, new delhi. -2002
    • eastern regional art exhibition.
    • lalit kala kendra, orissa.
    • cima art gallery, kolkata.
    • gallery k-2,kolkata.
    • gallery yapanchitra, kolkata.
    • birla academy of arts & culture (kolkata) - 1975 -86
    • Indian museum hall. Kolkata.
    • kolkata information centre.
    • academy of fine arts (kolkata).
    • nandan (santiniketan) - 2003 - 07,
    • chemold art gallery, kolkata
    • india habitat centre, (new delhi)-2007.
    • bajaj art gallery, bombay.
    • india art gallery pune.
    • santiniketan - nandan art gallery.
    • triveni art gallery, new delhi.
    • artist circle kolkata.
    • gallery space hyderabad.
    • all india fine art and craft society new delhi.


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  • Participated

    • Aifacs new delhi.
    • rastriya lalit kala - orissa. Patna.
    • lalit kala academy, kerala. Lalit kala academy shilong.
    • sanskar bharati new delhi).
    • kolkata millennium tara centre (jamshedpur).
    • palash _ ranchi art culture dept. - jharkhand.
    • lalit kala academy- new delhi at shillong.
    • art & industry tara emami chisel art gallery. Kolkata.

  • Collection

    • In different private gallery in india & abroad.


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