The renowned painter Ramananda Bandyopadhyay (b. 1936) also sculpts for his personal creative joy.
Student of Nandalal Bose, an individualist in spirit, he accepts certain values of the Bengal School namely search for beauty, lyricism, musicality but stands apart in technicality and his robust, figural subject matters. With a superb control and mastery over line drawing, Ramananda exhibits extreme skill and caliber.
He taught for many years at the Ramakrishna Mission School, Purulia, West Bengal, he finally retired as Director of the Museum and Art Gallery at Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture.