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Paresh Maity
(Indian Painter, Born in 1965, Tamluk, Purba Medinipur. )

Paresh Maity is an Indian painter. He is a prolific painter in a short career span. Born in 1965. Paresh Maity was born in Tamluk, Purba Medinipur. He has a degree in Fine Arts from the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata and graduated at the top of his class with a Masters of Fine Arts from the Delhi College of Arts.

Painting by Paresh Maity
Painting by Paresh Maity

Paresh Maity has had more than 50 shows in thirty years. He gradually moved from atmospheric scenery to representations of the human form. His more recent paintings are bold and graphic, with a strong color and unusual cropping. His works are in a number of collections, including the British Museum, and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. In early years he did many watercolors of different locations.

His painted for newly built Terminal 3 at Delhi Airport. He has created the biggest painting of his life and probably the longest in India. It stretches up to over 850 feet and is surely one of the most monumental paintings in the world.

Painting by Paresh Maity
Painting by Paresh Maity



Indo-American Society
Royal Watercolour Society, London
Harmony Award, Mumbai
British Council Visitorship
Pt. Ravishankar Award from College of Art, New Delhi
All India Fine Arts and Craft Society Award for 62nd All India Art Exhibition,
New Delhi; Award for Outstanding Painting, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata;
All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society Award for Best Watercolour Painting, New Delhi
National Scholarship Award, Government of India
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Celebration Award
Governor's Gold Medal from Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
Jamini Roy Birth Centenary Celebration Award
Award, Indian Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata
Award, Government of West Bengal for Best Water Colour Painting Award, Indian Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata
Gold Medal, U.S.S.R.

Painting by Paresh Maity
Painting by Paresh Maity


Paresh Maity's works are featured in many premier places across the world which include

  • British Museum, London
  • Rubin Museum of Art, New York
  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
  • Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
  • Oberoi Group of Hotels; ITC Limited
  • Welcomgroup Hotels; Tata Iron & Steel Co. Ltd.
  • Kirloskar; DCM Group of Companies
  • Jindal Group of Companies; Singhania Group of Companies
  • Standard Chartered Bank; Citibank; Ranbaxy Laboratories
  • Godrej; Eicher Group; Dr. Reddy's; Thapar Group
  • Williamson Magor Limited; RPG Industries
  • TAFE; Hindustan Computers Limited; Hindustan Lever
  • CIPLA; SIEL: Jalans; MAX India; Mayo College, Ajme;
  • Commonwealth Development Corporation, London
  • Noon Group, London; Mathys Medical (P) Ltd.
  • T-3, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.
Painting by Paresh Maity
Painting by Paresh Maity


Paresh Maity has over the past 30 years done select exhibitions across the world which include

  • 2012 : Art Stage, Singapore with Gallery Sumukha.
  • 2012 : Kolkata Taj Bengal in Association with Gallery Sanskriti. Presented by Jaguar Land Rover.
  • 2011 : Chivas Studio, New Delhi and Mumbai
  • 2011 : Gallery Sumukha in association with Weiling Contemporary, Malaysia in Bangalore, Kuala Lumpur
  • 2011 : Participation, Art Stage Singapore, presented by Gallery Sumukha
  • 2011 : Shesh Lekha, Poems by Rabindranath Tagore translated in english by Pritish Nandy
  • 2011 : Interpreted by Paresh Maity, NGMA, New Delhi, Mumbai, supported by Art Alive Gallery.
  • 2011 : Shesh Lekha travelling show Tao Gallery, Mumbai and CIMA Gallery, Kolkata.
  • 2010 : Joint show with Steve McCurry, Chicago, Tourism Centre in association with Art Alive Gallery.
  • 2010 : Group show, Shizaru Art Gallery, London
  • 2010 : The World on a Canvas, Art Alive Gallery, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 2009 : Montage, Moments & Memories, Art Musings, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2008 : Gallery Sumukha, Chennai
  • 2008 : An Enchanting Journey, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2007 : CIMA Gallery, Kolkata
  • 2006 : Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto, USA
  • 2006 : Visual Arts Gallery, Hong Kong, presented by Gallery Sumukha
  • 2005 : Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, in collaboration with Art Musings
  • 2005 : Arts India, New York
  • 2005 : Gallery in Cork Street, London, in association with ICICI Bank
  • 2004 : Alliance Francaise, Singapore, organised by Gallery Sumukha with Easel, Singapore
  • 2004 : CIMA Art Gallery, Kolkata
  • 2003 : Shapes in Symphony, Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi
  • 2002 : Arts India, New York; Venetian Odyssey, British Council, New Delhi
  • 2002 : Tagore Centre, Berlin, Germany
  • 2001 : Venetian Odyssey, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; British Council, New Delhi
  • 2001 : Philip Gallery, London
  • 2000 : CIMA Art Gallery, Kolkata; Gallerie Aspekte, Germany
  • 2000 : Venetian Odyssey, Hotel Aryanbika, Debrecen, Hungary
  • 2000 : Galerie Mohanjeet, Paris
  • 1999 : Two Decades of Classic Watercolours, Shridharani, Triveni Kala Sangam, Gallerie Ganesha, and British Council, New Delhi;
  • 1999 : Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
  • 1998 : Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1997 : CIMA Gallery, Kolkata
  • 1996 : Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
  • 1996 : Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, New Delhi
  • 1996 : Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi; Paracelsus Rotenfleskdinik
  • 1996 : Ausgestelt, in association with Galerie Aspekte, Germany; ARKS Gallery, London
  • 1995 : Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1994 : British Council, Kolkata; Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi;
  • 1994 : The Gallery, Chennai; Galerie Aspekte, Germany;
  • 1994 : Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
  • 1993 : Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi; All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi
  • 1992 : Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi; Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata;
  • 1992 : Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai;
  • 1992 : Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu; Windsor Manor, Bangalore
  • 1991 : Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi; Gallery Katayun, Kolkata;
  • 1991 : Sophia Duchesne Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1990 : Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi; Gallery Katayun, Kolkata
  • 1989 : Gallery Katayun, Kolkata
  • 1988 : Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata


  1. Jehangir Art Gallery opens doors for Maity show - Economic Times
  2. www.outlookindia.com | Oarsman's Palette
  3. Painter Paresh Maity's colourful Odyssey at new New Delhi International Airport - The Economic Times
  4. Paresh Maity Official Site
  5. Paresh Maity Collections
  6. Paresh Maity Select Exhibitions
  7. World of Paresh Maity , The Tribune, September 10, 2006
  8. Star power , The Telegraph, April 8, 2006
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Paresh Maity, Gulzar, Pritish Nandy & Anil Kapoor

Contemporary artist Paresh Maity's show 'The World on a Canvas', at the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, also witnessed the launch of his artistic biography by Gursharan Kaur. The book strings together Maity's works with his snapshots taken in different parts of the world by celebrated photographer Nemai Ghosh. Censor board chief Sharmila Tagore has added her touch to the text.
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