Jailbirds sell artwork online :
Place: Alipore Jail, Kolkata, West Bengal :
Year & Month: March 2016
KOLKATA: And now, prisoners can sell their artwork online.
The West Bengal correctional home department, in collaboration with ArtMikado, an e – commerce portal selling affordable artwork, has started selling paintings and other artwork created by prisoners.
Twenty-five paintings of the inmates have already been uploaded on the ArtMikado’s website. The revenue generated from the sale of the painting will go to the prisoner’s welfare fund. Courtesy : Artmikado
JAILED –Artist – Srikanta Halder
Ignoring poor eyesight and burden of old age, Srikanta Halder (81), a life convict for unlawful assembly and homicide has made his tryst with brush &. colours at the fag end of life in Alipore Central Correctional Home and created some soothing symphonies on canvas. This octogenarian artist behind the bars has become the role model for many an artist inmates, and of course. an epitome of human spirit.
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Artist – Dilip Das
28-year-old Dilip Das of Champdani in Hooghly District was a businessman before being imprisoned for 7 years. He owned a small spectacle manufacturing unit. Educated up to Class-VIIIhe was an inmate of Presidency Correctional Home since August 2004. Now he has been transferred to Alipore Central Correctional Home so that he could take part in the art workshop. He has become a painter in his own right due to participation in the workshop.
WAY OUT -Artist – Manab Das
Before his life in correctional home. Manab Das (40). a life convict for murder, was a traditional clay art worker. He was initiated into the world of art on the canvas at Art School of Alipore Central Correctional Home where he has already left mind blowing impressions on the canvas within a very short period. A good gardener, Manab feels that a good painting is silent music.