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Shri. Kalam Patua
Performance, Visual

A painter, poet, composer and singer all rolled into one. Kalam Patua, an artist from Bengal is a traditional scroll and Kalighat patachitra painter. He has carried on a fine tradition of Pata Chitra (scroll painting) to the present times, mixing earth colours in coconut shells.

Kalam studied the art of Pata painting from his uncle, Vaidynath Patua for ten years. In 1983, he began creating his own scrolls and Kalighat paintings. He has participated in several group and solo shows and demonstrations in India, Canada and the United States.

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