Ganesh Haloi

Ganesh Haloi

Ganesh Haloi was born in Jamalpur, Mymensingh, now in Bangladesh in 1936. He moved to Calcutta after the Partition in 1950. The trauma of the uprooting left its mark on his work as it did on some other painters of his generation. He graduated from the Government College of Art and Craft in Calcutta in 1956. The next year he joined the Archaeological Survey of India to make copies of the Ajanta murals. After seven years’ involvement in the work, Haloi returned to work in Calcutta. He taught at the Government College of Art and Craft since 1963 till his retirement. Since 1971, he has been a ‘member of the Society of Contemporary Artists.

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