On the ocassion of 130th birth anniversary of Jamini Roy, search engine giant Google honored an image inspired by his Black Horse painting on Google Doodle. Indian famous painter Jamini Roy was born in 1887 in Beliatore village of the Bankura district, West Bengal. He was one of the most significant modernists in the world of Indian fine arts of the 20th century.
He was also accorded with the honour of Padma Bhushan award in 1955.
Mr Jamini Roy graduated in British academic style of painting from the Government Art School.
Roy was inspired in Kalighat pat (Kalighat paintings), traditional kanthas and alpanas. The famous painter Roy, preferred himself to be called a ‘patua’.
For the first time his paintings were put on the exhibition in the British India Street of Kolkata (then Calcutta) in 1938.
His paintings even crossed the national boundary in 1946 it was exhibited in London followed by the New York City in 1953.
One of the popular work includes ‘Mother and the Child’, which is an image of a Santhal woman embracing her child.
Jamini Roy died in 1972 and has been honoured with Viceroy’s gold medal in an all India exhibition in 1934, while in 1976, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Ministry of Culture, declared his works among the ‘Nine Masters’ whose work considered to be ‘art treasures.’