Somnath Hore was born in a village called Barama in Chittago ng\, present day Bangladesh\, in 1921. While he was still very young\, he s tarted making posters for the Communist party. It was with the help of the leader of this party that he was admitted into the Government College of Ar t &\; Craft.

Between the years 1954 to 1967\, Hore handled a number of jobs in various capacities. From 1954 to 1958 he was a lecture r at the Indian College of Art and Draftsmanship in Kolkata. Thereafter\, u ntil 1967\, he held posts such as the "in-charge of the Graphic section" at the Delhi College of Art\, visiting faculty at the MS University in Baroda and the head of the Graphic Art department of Kala Bhavan\, Visva Bharati. In 1960\, he became a member of the Society of Contemporary Artists.

From 1974\, Hore began to produce his bronze sculptures. "Mother wi th Child"\, a large sculpture that paid homage to the people's struggle in Vietnam\, was stolen from the Kala Bhavan soon after it was completed and s till has yet to be found.

The anguished human form has widely been reflected in Hore's figuration. The visual appeal of his work is incre ased by rough surfaces\, slits\, holes and exposed channels.


Died 2 006\, Santiniketan\, West Bengal.

LOCATION:Aicon Gallery - New York\,35 Great Jones Street \nNew York\, NY 10 012 SUMMARY:Rare works from the Wound and Rust Series exhibited for the first t ime ever in the U.S.\, Somnath Hore END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR