Arup Das is a figurative painter and a well-acclaimed muralist. Human figures occupy the central position in his paintings and he attempts to portray man as a social and historical being, placed within the framework of his cultural and natural environment. Comfortable painting with both oils as well as water colours, Mr. Arup is at his productive and innovative best when he works using a combination of vivid media and employs a wide variety of shades to depict his human figures.
Born in West Bengal in the year 1924, Arup Das graduated from the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Calcutta. He has held 22 solo shows in several countries including Japan, the UK and Canada, and has participated in 24 group shows in India and abroad. He won the National Award from the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1957 and the President's Silver Plaque in 1957. He lives and works in Delhi. His works are in the collections of the National Gallery of Modem Art, New Delhi, the Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi, and the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi.