Paresh Maity
Born1965 (age 58–59)
Known forPainter, Sculptor, Photographer and Filmmaker
AwardsPadma Shri (2014)

Paresh Maity (born 1965) is an Indian painter.[1] He is a prolific painter in a short career span.[2]

In 2014, Government of India conferred upon him its fourth-highest civilian award the Padma Shri.[3]

Early life

Paresh Maity was born in Tamluk, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal. 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.[4][5]



Paresh Maity has 81 Solo Exhibitions in forty years of his career. In early years he did many watercolors of different locations. He gradually moved from atmospheric scenery to representations of the human form. His more recent paintings are bold and have graphic quality, 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.

He has painted the longest painting in India, that stretches up to over 850 feet.[6] In August 2010, his 55th solo show with watercolour paintings based on the last 15 poems of poet Rabindranath Tagore, Shesh Lekha (The Last Writings, 1941), opened at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.[7]

Personal life

He is married to artist Jayasri Burman, and lives and works in New Delhi.[4] His house was designed by master architect Abin Chaudhari

Selected exhibitions

81 Solo Exhibitions worldwide.




Paresh Maity's works are featured in several private and public collections across the world which include



  1. ^ "Jehangir Art Gallery opens doors for Maity show". The Times of India. 2 November 2009.
  2. ^ | Oarsman's Palette
  3. ^ "Padma Awards Announced". Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b Profile: Paresh Maity Official Site Archived 27 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Malvika Sanghvi (3 December 2005). "A Maity Good Artist". DNA (newspaper). Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  6. ^ Nag, Ashoke. "Painter Paresh Maity's colourful Odyssey at new New Delhi International Airport – The Economic Times". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "Paresh Maity's 55th solo show opens at Delhi's National Gallery of Modern Art". The Economic Times. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  8. ^ Paresh Maity Official Site Archived 27 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Paresh Maity Collections Archived 1 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine