A Special cover was released to Celebrate 150 years of Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta on 29th September 2015.
The journey of the Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta began in the year 1864. Under the aegis of stalwarts like H.H.Locke, B Havel, Abanindranath Tagore and Percy Brown, it emerged within the course of a few decades as the epicentre of the Indian Art Movement. Under their guidance and able leadership many Indian artists bloomed and they started ruling the art world of India and South East Asia. In later years celebrated artists like Ganesh Pyne, Jogen Choudhuri, Ganesh Haloi, Sunil Das, Sakti Burman and Somnath Hore have succeeded in consolidating the Indian modern art movement in the world on a firm footing. Rich with its legacy of a hundred and fifty years, the Government College of Art and Craft today occupies a pride of place as a heritage institution, a temple of learning committed to the cause of art and art education.
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.