About The Founder

Shilpi Anil Kumar Dutta, himself a landscape and portrait painter, writer, printer and publisher, devoted the later part of his life for the cause of art education. He had the vision and dream of a platform to serve the society through art activities and founded Academy of Creative Art.

Anil Kumar Dutta (15 April 1933 – 1 Sep 2005)
born  to Jnan Ranjan Dutta & Parulbala Devi in Kolkata
passed Matriculation examination from the Calcutta University – 1951
stood first class first in the Diploma examination in Fine Arts ( 5 years) from the Indian School of  Art  – 1955
disciple of Atul Bose, Rashbehari Dutta, Gobardhan Ash, Kalikinkar Ghosh Dastidar,  Rathin Maitra
joined the Regional Institute of Printing Technology (5 years) but discontinued after studying for 3 years -1959
ran a designing and publicity house with  printing press under the name and style of  D. G. Press & Publicity Syndicate
ran Mookta Patra Publication and published more than 45 titles -mainly novels and collection of poems ; made cover designs of the same.
Field of Visual Arts :
was closely associated with the Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta -1970 to 1991
took part in restoring nearly 200 paintings and such Art  treasures kept in the museum
had active role in the matter of opening of  the ‘Institute of Visual Art’ started by Academy of Fine Arts  and running the same as the founder Principal – 1989
was executive committee member of Academy of Fine Arts -1989 to 1990 and took sincere steps for a facelift of the institute
participated as an expert in compilation of the curriculum of  Diploma in Commercial Art for Womens Polytechnic, Jamshedpur, Bihar on an invitation from Technical Teachers Training Institute, Eastern Region, Calcutta – 1990
started a new Art  institute named Academy of Creative Art, a registered society and a registered Trust -1991.
Individual Art Activity
had solo exhibition of mountain landscape paintings twice at the Academy of Fine Arts and at the Calcutta Information Centre-1982 & 1983
Swakalbela (Of My Time) a unique collection of  portraits of 62 outstanding personalities – eminent in their respective field of Art, Science & Culture.  This was done at personal expences by visiting each dignitary and seeking their cooperation of  2 to 3 patient sittings of 2 hours each.  The urge behind such an effort was to build up a gallery consisting of 100 eminent contemporary figures
the said portraits were exhibited at the Academy of Fine Arts in 1984 & 1985
Social-cum-Educational Activity
all activities, as  Secretary and Principal of Academy of Creative Art are ideally directed towards social service through art education and
opening up of opportunities of employment for the budding artists
Literary Activity
started a Bengali monthly Silpo-O-Sahitya (formerly Mookta Patra) -1977 with the idea to bridge art and literature
the title has more than 20 special numbers
organised Silpo-O-Sahitya Annual Prize Distribution to the best Poet, Short Story Writer, Cover Designer, Essayist and Editor of the year selected out of the Puja Number of the various Bengali Little Magazines – 1985 to 1990
is the author of the following books
1  Alor Sandhane  (poem)
2 Shad Noy Gandha Noy (poem)
3 Apabrita  (novelette on art)
4 Parama  (short story)
5 Aar Ek Ekalabya – biography of his mentor Kalikinkar Ghosh Dastidar
6 Swakalbela – brief biographies with the life portraits
7.    Lekhay Rekhay Rajputturer Gappo – a compilation of drawings of Kalikinkar Ghosh Dastidar with narrative poem by Saritsekhar Majumdar for the children.

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