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Painter Robin Mondol passes away at 90

Painter Robin Mondol passes away at 90

Kolkata: Robin Mondol, well -known painter died in the city on Wednesday.

He was 90 years old and was suffering from age-related problems. Born in 1929 in Howrah, Mondol graduated from Vidyasagar Art School.

In 1964, Moldol along with seven other had organised an exhibition at the Aifax Gallery in New Delhi.

The group of eight later set up the Calcutta Painters. The group organized its exhibition in Kolkata in November 1964.

Mondol was a member of Lalit Kala Academy from 1979 to 1982. He had organised many exhibitions in the country and abroad.

For the past few years he was confined to his house because of ill health. But, he continued making his paintings.

Inspired by Rabindranath and Jamini Ray, Mondol took a major role in spreading modern art that deals with day to day life of human beings.

The sufferings of humans often became the theme of his paintings.

He had his studio at his residence in Howrah and art lovers and painters all over the world used to visit his house to have a look of his work.

Yogen Chowdhury, famous painter who had long association with Mondol said: " In the

early 1960s Mondol, Subhaprasanna and myself used to go to Mumbai to do glass framing of our paintings. There I got a chance to see Mondol from close quarters. He was simple and very humble but the originality of his thought which he used in paintings cannot be denied."

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