Two Sisters
Title Two Sisters
Accession Number acc-no-03353
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Graphic Art
Main Material Woodcut print on paper
Main Artist Haren Das
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1921-1993
Country India
Period / Year of Work 1968
Dimensions 13.5 cm x 17.5 cm
Brief Description Haren Das was born in a small town called Dinajpur in, what is today Bangladesh, but was trained in Graphic arts in Kolkata. He worked as a teacher, and introduced line engraving and etching into the art curriculum of the Government College of Arts and Crafts, thus laying the foundation for print making and graphic art education in India. Most of his works, especially his woodcuts and engravings, captured rural, pastoral Bengal, or laborers and the farming community at work. Despite using restrain and economy, Das has managed to offer a glimpse of a Bengal that no longer exists. Most of his work is a nostalgic reflection into a childhood and a youth spent at Dinajpur. In his works, the artist depicts man as part of nature, an individual who lives in harmony with the elements surrounding him.