Jogen Chowdhury (b.1939) is an eminent Indian painter and considered an important painter of 21st century India. He graduated from the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata and subsequently at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 1967. He joined as a teacher in the Painting Dept. Kala Bhavana after leaving the post of Keeper of Art at the Rashtrapati Bhavana in 1987. He developed a unique style of painting after his return from Paris. He works with inks, water colours, pastels and in the oil medium. Jogen Chowdhury is a master of lines and he has mastered to make the curves depict the character of his figures. By careful distortion of the form, he imparts the air of caricature in his figures, figures of men and women. The figure is always the most important and conveys all the artist has to express. Jogen Chowdhury lives and works in Santiniketan and Kolkata. He has received numerous awards for his contribution towards the arts that includes the Prix le France de la Jeune Peinture, Paris (1966), awarded at the 2nd Biennale of Havana, Cuba (1986), awarded at the International Print Biennale, Bhopal (1995), honored with the prestigious Kalidas Samman by the Government of Madhya Pradesh, (2001), an honorary D. Litt by Rabindra Bharati University (2010), awarded by the Banga Bibhushan award by the Government of West Bengal (2012), honored by the Zainul Samman (2016) by Dhaka University, Bangladesh. In 2014, he was elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha.