Award Name : Padma Bhushan
Year of Award : 2012
Award for : Arts
Location : Baripāda, Orissa, India
Jatin Das is an Indian painter and sculptor. He was born in 1941 in Baripada, Mayurbhanj, Orissa, India. Jatin Das received training in the field of art at Sir J. J. School of Art in Bombay. His term at the school lasted for a period of five years, from 1957 to 1962. Thereafter, he started participating in the art exhibitions, both at the national as well as the international level. Some important exhibitions where he participated include the Biennales in Paris (1971), and in Venice (1978) and the Documenta in Kessel (1975). During the period of 1965 to 1991, Jatin Das organized thirty-seven solo exhibitions, both national and international. He also attended twelve artist camps and four workshops and even offered his amazing art works at fourteen charity shows in India. Fourteen limited editions of his theme-based graphics and conte drawings have been taken out in India, Germany and U.K. Jatin Das served as the Consultant to the Handicraft Board for the seven northeastern states in India, for the 'Festival of India' organized in Russia.
He taught at the Jamia Milia Islamia University, School of Planning and Architecture and the prestigious National School of Drama. Jatin Das has also been on the jury for the National Film Festival. He is one of the founder members of 'The Poetry Society', New Delhi. Jatin Das has also executed exquisite murals for numerous public as well as private buildings. Presently, he is living and working in the capital city of India, New Delhi. In 2012, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan Award.