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The Calcutta Group was the first group of modern artists in India, formed in 1943 in Kolkata. Its leading members included the sculptor Pradosh Das Gupta and the painters Paritosh Sen, Gopal Ghose, Nirode Mazumdar and Zainul Abedin. The group held exhibitions from 1945, and held a joint exhibition in 1950 with the Progressive Artists' Group in Bombay (which became more influential).

Sen outlived his co-founders.


  • Partha Mitter, Indian Art (Oxford History of Art), Oxford University Press (2001), ISBN 0192842218 - page 193
  • Krishna Dutta, Calcutta: A Cultural and Literary History (Cities of the Imagination), Interlink (2003), ISBN 1566564883 - page 233

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