Kolkata, 24 January 2022:
Popular Painter and Artist Wasim Kapoor have passed away this morning. He was at his house in Prafulla Sarkar Street. Kolkata lost one of her finest artistic hands. Mr. Kapoor was born in Lucknow on 3rd January 1951 but his life and career were in and around Kolkata.
Mr. Kapoor was a First Class Diploma Holder in Fine Arts from the Indian College of Arts and Draftmanship, Calcutta in 1971. He touched many feet in terms of awards and accolades, even his paintings were regular features in the exhibitions around the country.
1969, 1970, 1974, and 1984 in Calcutta.
1966 to 1975: Annual All India Art Exhibitions of AIFACS, New Delhi.
1966 to1983: All India Exhibition of the Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta.
1969 to 1995: Annual Exhibitions of the Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta.
1975 & 1976: AIFACS Portrait Exhibition in New Delhi.
1975 & 1976: Travelling Exhibition of the Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi.
1976: AIFACS All India Surrealistic Arts Exhibition in New Delhi.
1976 & 1977: Exhibition of the State Academy of Dance, Drama, Music and Fine Arts in Calcutta.
1981: Picasso Centenary Exhibition by Calcutta Painters in Calcutta.
1981 to 1982: Exhibitions of Calcutta Painters in New Delhi.
1981 to 1983: Exhibitions of Calcutta Painters in Calcutta.
1982: Exhibition of M.F. Hussain in Calcutta.
1982 & 1983: Exhibition of Four Painters in Sweden.
1985: Painting Exhibition of the Government of West Bengal.
1987: Exhibition of Eight Contemporary Artists of India organised in Calcutta by the Birla Academy of Art and Culture.
1987: International Drawing Exhibition in Japan.
1989: Exhibition of Human Rights organised in Calcutta by Alliance Francaise.
1989: Exhibition of Calcutta Tercentenary in Calcutta.
1989: Exhibition of Contemporary Arts in Bombay.
1989: Exhibition of Five Painters in New Delhi.
1989 & 1990: Travelling Exhibition of the Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi.
1989 to 1991: National Exhibition of Art in New Delhi.
1989 to 1991: Annual Exhibition of the Galerie 88 in Calcutta.
1990: Third Biennial of Contemporary Indian Art in Bhopal.
1990:’Calcutta Through the Eyes of Painters- Exhibition organised in Calcutta by the Birla Academy of Art and Culture.
1990: Silver Jubilee Exhibition of Calcutta Painters in Calcutta.
1990: Exhibition of Art Mosaic on Calcutta Tercentenary organised in Calcutta and Bombay by I.T.C. and the Chitrakoot Art Gallery.
1990: 5th Silver Jubilee All India Art Exhibition of the State Lalit Kala Akademi in Lucknow and New Delhi.
1991: Monsoon Show at Habi Art in New Delhi.
1991: ‘Changing Images of Contemporary Art Exhibition in Bombay.
1991 to 1992: ‘Brush Stroke of Bengal Exhibitions organised in New Delhi by Art Age.
1992: Exhibition of Contemporary Art at Kassel in Germany.
1992: Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Paris, Lyons and Marseilles in France.
1993: Wounds at CIMA Art Gallery, Calcutta.
1993: Trend and Images at CIMA, Calcutta.
1993: Exhibition of Vadhera Art Gallery, Delhi & Bombay.
1994: Exhibition of Rotary Club in Galerie 88 Calcutta.
His wroks became a part of the Collections at:
Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
National Gallery of Modern Art.
Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta.
Assembly House, Government of West Bengal.
Indian Oil Corporation,
Victoria Memorial, Calcutta.
Private collections all over India.
Some of the Awards he received
1980-1981 All India Award from the Academy of Fine Arts
1984 All India Award from the Birla Academy of Art and Culture.
1984 Award from the Government of West Bengal.
1985 Shiromoni Award from Asian Paints.
Suman Munshi Chief Editor of IBG NEWS told “We have spent a quality time at his house discussing art and many facets of life around the modern painting, politics and current affairs. His relative Sheela Kapoor was Ex Counselor of the Chowringhee area of Kolkata Municipal Corporation at that point in time. We used to have a quality adda with Wasim Da and his friends. It is like a personal loss for us. May God bless his soul with peace. ”