Selected Artists of Bangladesh

Kalidas Karmakar (b. 1946)

Kalidas’s compositions are neatly organised, with soothing use of colours and sensory arrangement of space. There is a tactile quality in many of his works, especially those done on handmade paper, where images are sometimes embossed. Kalidas is a thinking artist who likes to transmit his feeling and passion for life to the viewer. In his later years, Kalidas experimented with different media, combining oil and gouache, or Chinese ink and tempera.