“Nude” Oil on Canvas by Hemen Mazumdar:

Hemen Mazumdar (1894 – 1948):

Hemendranath Majumdar was an Indian painter. His popular painting is Lady with Lamp, depicting loneliness of a woman (Not to be confused with Woman With the Lamp by another famous Indian painter Sawlaram Haldankar). In 2002, there was a huge uproar when his painting was stolen and found with an art dealer.

Hemen Majumdar was born in Kishoreganj in British India (now in Bangladesh).In 1910, he joined Government College of Art & Craft and from 1911–15 studied at Jubilee Art School, Calcutta.

Hemen Majumdar painted the gates to welcome King George V, on his visit to India in 1911.In 1919, he founded Indian Academy of Fine Art in Calcutta along with Jogeshchandra Seal, Jamini Roy, Bhabani Charan Law and Atul Bose. He also published a journal, Shilpi, with A.C. Mukhopadhyay.