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Gurupada Chitrakar

About the Artist

Gurupada Chitrakar
Bengali artist Gurupada Chitrakar with several of his story scrolls in Santa Fe, July, 2006 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2006).
Bengali artist Gurupada Chitrakar sings the story of September 11th, 2001, in Santa Fe, July, 2006 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2006).
Bengali artist Gurupada Chitrakar sings the story of September 11th, 2001, in Santa Fe, July, 2006 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2006).
Bengali artist Gurupada Chitrakar sings the story of the Indian Ocean Tsunami (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2011).
Bengali artist Gurupada Chitrakar sings the story of the Indian Ocean Tsunami (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2011).
Bengali artist Gurupada Chitrakar sings the story of September 11th, 2001, in Santa Fe, July, 2006 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2006).
Bengali artist Gurupada Chitrakar sings the story of September 11th, 2001, in Santa Fe, July, 2006 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2006).
GURUPADA CHITRAKAR, NAYA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA, 2003 (PHOTO: POLINA SMUTKO)
GURUPADA CHITRAKAR, NAYA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA, 2003 (PHOTO: POLINA SMUTKO)

Gurupada Chitrakar (Naya, West Bengal, India 1965-2021)

Gurupada Chitrakar belonged to the chitrakar group who are the traditional painters of story-telling scrolls in Bengal, and often-times singers of the narratives found recorded in the scrolls.
(per British Museum biography)

Gurupada started painting Patachitra after the death of his father. He first participated in Tourism Fair in Asansol in 1977 when he was 11 years old. He paints and sings Patachitra songs with equal elan. He paints traditional pat and draws contemporary issues as well. He has participated in fairs in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Bangalore. He has travelled abroad in Britain, USA, Spain and in Italy. He has won the state award and Kalashree Award in 1997. In 2004 he has won the National Award.
(per artist's online biography).

I was sorry to learn that Gurupada Chitrakar passed away from the Covid-19 pandemic on June 29, 2021.

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Indian Ocean Tsunami
SKU: GCH1101

Patachitra Story Scroll
Gurupada Chitrakar - West Bengal, India
c. 2010
Water-based paint on paper
(112" h. x 22" w.)

$850

The September 11th Attacks and the War in Afghanistan (version 2)
SKU: GCH0702

Patachitra Story Scroll
Gurupada Chitrakar - West Bengal, India
c. 2007
Water-based paint on paper
(118 1/2" h. x 22" w. )

 

$850

History of the Patuas
SKU: GCH-0605

Patachitra Story Scroll
Gurupada Chitrakar - West Bengal, India
c. 2005
Water-based paint on paper
(109"h. x 22" w. )

 

$775

The Tragedy of the Titanic - Rupban Chitrakar
SKU: SCH-0701

 

Patachitra Story Scroll
Rupban Chitrakar - West Bengal, India
c. 2007
Water-based paint on paper
(120" h. x 22" w.)

Below - Rupban Chitrakar with her story scroll which tells the story of the Titanic, based loosely on the movie. Santa Fe, 2007
(Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2007).

$775

Story of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
SKU: GCH-0601

Patachitra Story Scroll
Gurupada Chitrakar - West Bengal, India
c. 2005
Water-based paint on paper
(84" h. x 22" w. )

$750

Lord Krishna and the Gopis
SKU: GCH-1101

Gurupada Chitrakar- West Bengal, India
c.2010
Water-based paint on paper
(30" h. x 22" w. )

$395

Krishna and Manasa
SKU: GCH-0705

Gurupada Chitrakar- West Bengal, India
c.2007
Water-based paint on paper
(22" h. x 28" w. )

$195

Fighting Lions
SKU: GCH-0706

Gurupada Chitrakar- West Bengal, India
c.2007
Water-based paint on paper
(14 1/2" h. x 21 1/2" w. )

$190

Kalighat Lovers
SKU: GCH-0712

Gurupada Chitrakar - West Bengal, India
c.2007
Water-based paint on paper
(17 1/2" h. x 12 1/2" w. )

$175

Anak Chitrakar
SKU: ANCH-0601

Anak Chitrakar - West Bengal, India
c.2000
Water-based paint on paper
(14" h. x 7 1/4" w. )

$95

Lions in the Savannah
SKU: GCH-0607

Gurupada Chitrakar- West Bengal, India
c.2005
Water-based paint on paper
(13" h. x 28" w. )

$175

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Kalighat Krishna and Gopi
SKU: GCH-0711

Gurupada Chitrakar - West Bengal, India
c.2007
Water-based paint on paper
(17 1/2" h. x 12 1/2" w. )

$160

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Kalighat Woman with Cat
SKU: GCH0713

Gurupada Chitrakar - West Bengal, India
c.2007
Water-based paint on paper
(17 1/2" h. x 12 1/2" w. )

$160

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Kalighat Durga in Battle
SKU: GCH0714

Gurupada Chitrakar - West Bengal, India
c.2007
Water-based paint on paper
(17 1/2" h. x 12 1/2" w. )

$160

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Orange Tiger with Four Antelopes
SKU: GCH-0708

Gurupada Chitrakar - West Bengal, India
c.2007
Water-based paint on paper
(11" h. x 15" w. )

$150

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Kalighat Cat with Shrimp and Fish
SKU: GCH0710

Gurupada Chitrakar - West Bengal, India
c.2007
Water-based paint on paper
(15" h. x 11" w. )

$135

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Two Lions and Antelope
SKU: GCH0609

Gurupada Chitrakar - West Bengal, India
c.2005
Water-based paint on paper
(11" h. x 14" w. )

$125

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Elephant and Rhinos
SKU: GCH0611

Gurupada Chitrakar- West Bengal, India
c.2005
Water-based paint on paper
(11" h. x 14" w. )

$125

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Big Tiger and Antelopes
SKU: GCH-0707

Gurupada Chitrakar - West Bengal, India
c.2007
Water-based paint on paper
(14" h. x 11" w. )

$125

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