Who led the revivalist movement in Bengal in the field of modern Indian paintings?
Abanindranath Tagore, Born 1871; at jorasanko, the family residence of the Tagores. He was educated at Sanskrit College, Calcutta and learnt painting privately under English and Italian instructors.
He led the revivalist movement in Bengal in the field of modern Indian paintings with the help of a band of disciples such as
- L. Bose
- K. Halder
- N. Majumdar
- N. Gupta and others.
Apart from his early connection as vice-principal , government school of arts and crafts, Calcutta, he founded Indian Society of Oriental art, Calcutta (1907); Bageswari professor of fine arts, Calcutta university (1923-24). Abanindranath Tagore died in 1951, his works are declared as national art treasures.