Born in 1947
Shuvaprasanna's contribution towards the art movement in Calcutta is not only as a painter and printmaker but also as the Founder of the Arts Acre, an artist's village, close to Calcutta. Other than birds -- especially owls and crows -- the recurring imagery in Shuvaprasanna's middletone paintings are that of the city of Calcutta, especially old north Calcutta where he grew up and still lives. Using 'part fantasy' and part 'neo-realist' techniques, the artist creates on canvas a misty dreamlike imagery of the narrow lanes and the rooftops of north Calcutta, where the only sign of life are the occasional crows, sitting on the rooftops like harbingers of news. According to the artist this symbolizes a world which is fragile, transient as well as eternal. As the founder of Arts Acre, Shuvaprasanna has organised several important joint Indo-German graphic camps both in Calcutta and in Germany. For this contribution to the field of art, Shuvaprasanna has received awards from the Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta, Lalit Kala Akademi, Calcutta as well as the All India Fine Arts and Craft Society, New Delhi.