Kolkata: Noted painter Prokash Karmakar, best known for his landscapes and nudes, died Monday evening following age-related illness, family sources said. He was 81.
Many of his works are part of the permanent collections of leading museums like the National Gallery of Modern Art, and Lalit Kala Akademi in Delhi, besides the Academy of Fine Arts here.
Karmakar's nudes and landscapes, done in vibrant colours with bold lines, have been acclaimed by art connoisseurs for long. He also painted shades of rural and urban lives, and his perceptions of nature.
Born in 1933, he was inspired by the works of Picasso and other masters of the 19th century Impressionism movement.