Krishna De – ‘Nature Artist’ from India

Krishna De – ‘Nature Artist’ from India

Submitted by WildRoots

Ace veteran Artist Krishna De from Kolkata, India is 67 years old and an alumnus of the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), West Bengal, India. She worked as an Art Restorer with the Indian Museum of Kolkata for 25 years specializing in water Colour and Indian Painting Techniques. She had worked with Private Art Curators and Patrons also and have contributed her skills in the restoration of European Paintings preserved as a part of private collections. Her interest in Nature was reflected in her work, as she started working independently as an Art Teacher at the same college and then in some schools of Kolkata. After her retirement, she spends her time mainly painting Birds, Animals and Landscapes. She has been recognized by various nature and conservation organizations like WildRoots in India as a “Nature Artist who inspires young people to identify themselves with Nature and the Wilderness”.

Mrs. De suffers from severe Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoporosis but continues her nature art with creativity, zeal and enthusiasm. She is currently illustrating text books for students for subjects like Geography, Biology and Environmental Science and has already illustrated more than fifteen major books written by eminent Academicians, Professors and Naturalists of India.

Commissioned work for Children Nature Encyclopaedias: Evolution of a Bird within an Egg
Commissioned work for Children Nature Encyclopaedias: Chest Muscles of a Bird

Recently, Mrs. De’s work has been recognized by the US Federal Archives at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA. 5 of her original Water Colour Paintings have been put up at NCTC, dedicating an entire wall which would soon be filled up by her Artworks, shared with the Archives from time to time. The paintings were handed over to Mr. Mark Madison, Head Historian & Curator of the US Federal Archives at NCTC by Mr.Biswajit De, Founder President of WildRoots and proud son of Mrs. De.

Bird Paintings by Mrs. De at the National Conservation Training Center, West Virginia, USA

Mrs. Krishna De is an inspiration for us and is one of the Driving Force behind our section – ‘ART for Conservation’.

Some of her Landscape Water Colour Sketches done at Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, India

Geography of Assam – the book illustrated by Mrs. Krishna De has been highly appreciated by the veteran educationists, naturalists and conservationists from Assam. Kindly grab hold of a copy of this book to find more than 50 pages of Water Colour Illustrations.

Book Release: Geography of Assam – by Prof. Abani Kumar Bhagabati of Dept. of Geography, Guwahati University, Assam & illustrated by Mrs. Krishna De.
Published by Rasmi Prakash, Guwahati, Assam
Release Date: January 1st, 2017 at the Guwahati Book Fair


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