Rashtrapati Bhavan Artists-in-Residence

Eminent artists Shri Paresh Maity and his wife, Smt. Jayasri Burman commenced their stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan as Artists In-Residence.

They will be in residence till October 2, 2016.

Shri Paresh Maity’s adventurous, experimental personality has prodded him to explore in all mediums – drawings, watercolours, oils, mixed media, installation and sculptures, photography and filmmaking.

His uniqueness lies in his rediscovering the charm, flavor and magic of India in his paintings.

Smt. Jayasri Burman, born in Calcutta, is a contemporary Indian artist. She works mainly in watercolor, using rich strong hues and bold themes with a mythic element—strange hybrid animals with human heads, female figures. She has won several prizes for her art.

Rashtrapati Bhavan in-Residence-Programme:

The ‘In-Residence’ programme in Rashtrapati Bhavan was launched by the President of India on December 11, 2013 with the aim of providing writers and artists an opportunity to stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan and be a part of the life of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The Programme seeks to provide an environment which will inspire creative thinking and rejuvenate artistic impulses.

It is intended to honour and recognize eminent and established artists and writers as well as encourage young upcoming talent from different parts of the country.

Eminent artist and MP, Shri Jogen Choudhury; author Shri Amitav Ghosh and scholar Prof. Ranjan Banerjee are among those who have stayed in Rashtrapati Bhavan under this programme.

Sculptor Shri Subodh Gupta and his wife, artist Smt. Bharti Kher will stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan as part of the programme in November this year.