Somnath Hore was a Bengali sculptor and print maker. Somnath Hore was born in 13/04/1921 in Chittagong, Bangladesh. His sketches, sculptures and prints were a reaction to major historical crises and events of 20th century in Bengal.
In his youth he became affiliated with the Communist Party, and his socialist ideologies influenced the early phases of his artistic career. In 1979, he became a Member of Society of Contemporary Artists, Calcutta. In the same year, Mr. Hore was elected as Member of the General Council in Lalit Kala Akademi , New Delhi.
Somnath Hore died in 2006 at the age of 85.
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- 1954-58 Lecturer, Indian College of Art and Draughtsmanship, Calcutta.
- 1958-67 Senior Lecturer and Head of Graphic Arts Faculty, Delhi Polytecnic of Art, New Delhi.
- 1958-67 Visiting Professor, Faculty of Fine Art, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda and Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan.
- 1966 Visiting Professor in Graphic Arts Faculty, Faculty of Fine Art, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda.
- Since 1969 Head, Graphic Arts Deptt., Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan.
- 1968-69 Visiting Professor, Kala Bhavan, Shantiniketan.
- 1984 Professor Emeritus, Kala Bhavan, Shantiniketan.
- 1956, 57, 58, 61, 68 Exhibitions in Calcutta.
- 1960 Lugano International Graphics Biennale, Switzerland.
- 1960, 63, 65, 67 Exhibitions in New Delhi.
- 1962 Tokyo Prints Biennale, Tokyo.
- 1962 Venice Biennale, Italy.
- 1963 Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil.
- 1966 International Association of Plastic Artists Exhb., Tokyo and Calcutta.
- 1968 1st Triennale of World Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
- 1968 Warsaw Biennale of Graphic Arts, Poland.
- 1991 National Exposition of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
- 1993 Wounds, organized by CIMA Art Gallery, Calcutta and National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
- 1996 Contemporary Indian Paintings from the Chester and Davida Hertwitz Collection Part II, USA.
- 2003 Manifestations, organised by Delhi Art Gallery, World Trade Center, Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
- Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
- National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
- Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.
- Bahai Museum, Bahai.
- 1960 National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
- 1962 National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
- 1963 National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.