Young Supratik Bose with his grandfather, Nandalal Bose, 1940. Photograph courtesy of The Nandalal Bose Family Collection
Supratik Bose (1939—2020)
Asia Society Triennial acknowledges the passing of Triennial friend and supporter
Photograph courtesy of Shantanu Bhanja
The Asia Society Triennial acknowledges the passing of Supratik Bose (1939–2020), a friend and supporter of the Triennial. The inclusion of Nandalal Bose (1882–1966) in the Asia Society Triennial has been made possible through the dedicated vision of Supratik Bose, who made it his life’s work to champion his grandfather’s groundbreaking legacy. Nandalal Bose was a pioneer in the development of Indian modernism and his use of sumi ink illustrates the artist’s seamless cross-cultural aesthetic sensibility that successfully synthesized European, East, and South Asian aesthetics. An architect and academic himself, largely due to his grandfather’s influence, Supratik dedicated his life to tirelessly promoting Nandalal’s visionary contributions as an artist in India and internationally. Through Supratik’s tenacity, the work of Nandalal Bose is now included in the permanent collections of institutions including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi, and the Philadelphia Art Museum. Works on paper by Nandalal Bose from The Nandalal Bose Family Collection will be exhibited as part of the Asia Society Triennial.