February 10, 2017
Mousumi Biswas (born in 1978) is a Bachelor of Visual Art (Painting) from the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata (2003) and Masters in Fine Arts (Painting) from Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharti, Santiniketan (2005). She has participated in several exhibitions and has received the Kolkata Art Foundation Award (2005), ‘Rathin Maitra Award’ from OVT College of Art and Craft (2003) and the ‘Certificate of Merit’ from the Government College of Art and Craft (2002). Her works can be found with leading art collectors in India and abroad.
The artist lives and works in Noida, UP. An especially eye-catching piece is Mousumi Biswas’s painting of the green-eyed Afghan girl, Sharbat Gula, made famous on the cover of the National Geographic magazine.