GANESH PYNE :
Born in Kolkata, in 1937 he obtained a diploma from the Government College of Arts and Craft in 1959. He worked in various media before settling on a self-innovated form of tempera. His works are mainly in small format and are best appreciated at close quarters. Pyne has participated in numerous exhibitions, including the Indian triennale New Delhi (1968 and 1971), the Paris biennale (1970) and many others both in Europe and Asia. He is the recipient of the Calcutta Art Society Award (1956), the Birla Academy of Art and Culture Award (1973) and the Shiromani Puraskar (1985). His works can be seen in the collections of the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, and in various private collections in India and abroad, including that of Sir Yehudi Menuhin. He lives and works in Kolkata.