About Sakti Burman
A contemporary Indian artist - painter, sculptor and lithographer, Sakti Burman fills his art with mythic and fantasy content and rich colors.
Sakti, after his mother’s death, moved to Dibrugarh in 1943 along with his brothers where his father shifted the garments and leather trade. Here, he had his second major visual experience when a foreigner showed him a small landscape he wanted to be framed. The first was the painted backdrops of the stage productions the extended family participated in Vidyakut. Though he was a model child and student in school, doodles filled his notebooks in school. In 1951, Sakti joined a five-year course in fine arts at the Government School of Art in Kolkata. He enjoyed the liberal atmosphere of the institution and made friends with many of those who went on to make a name in the art scene. Kolkata was for Sakti, just a starting point. Inspired by Van Gogh and the leading artists of Europe, Sakti wanted to dedicate his life to art the way they had done. He said, “If I really wanted to make art my career, what I had learnt so far was not enough." With his talent, hard work and ambition, he got admitted at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris.
In 1951, Sakti joined a five-year course in fine arts at the Government School of Art (now Government College of Art & Craft) in Kolkata. Later,with his talent, hard work and ambition, he got admitted at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris.
Prix des Estrangers, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 1956.
Knight of the Legion of Honour, Government of France in 2016.
Medaille d’Argent au Salon de Montmorency.
Sakti Burman's Works