The Print Collection
Haren Das (1921-1993)

Haren Das (1921-1993) was a highly respected artist in India who worked almost exclusively in printmaking mediums. His work included engravings, linocuts, etchings, and lithographs, though he is most remembered for the technical skill of his woodcuts and wood engravings.

His early academic training was received partially from Ramendranath Chakravorty (1902–55), who had been influenced in color woodcut printing by the Japanese style of Ukiyo-e prints. Throughout his life Das perfected his woodcut and wood engraving techniques, sometimes producing multi-colored prints of enormous technical proficiency.

Throughout most of his career Das remained focused upon his vision of a rural ideal, paying homage to the hardworking people of India's farms and villages.

Haren DAS - Goldsmith

Etching on paper, 10 1⁄4” x 14 1⁄4”

Haren Das - Untitled
Etching with aquatint on paper, 19 1⁄2” x 13”

Haren Das - With her property
Woodcut, 13” x 9 1⁄4”

Haren DAS - Summer bath
Etching, 9 3⁄4” x 13 1⁄4”