Painting fraternity mourns Ganesh Pyne's death
Kolkata, Mar 12 : The painting fraternity mourned the death of acclaimed painter Ganesh Pyne who passed away at a private Kolkata hospital from a cardiac arrest on Tuesday.
He was 76 when his death came.
Painter Samir Aich said: "It is sad that he is no more with us. It is a huge loss to the world of art."
Mourning Pyne's demise, painter Jogen Choudhury said: "He mixed traditional Indian art with modernity. He had his own style of painting."
Painter Wasim Kapoor said Pyne's death is a 'massive loss' to the world of art.
Apart from painters, netizens also condoled the death of the painter as they shared their thoughts on micro- blogging site Twitter.
One Anjana Basu tweeted: "Ganesh Pyne - an end to stories spun out of line and colour with an economy of stroke."
Another Raj S said: "Artist Ganesh Pyne dies at 76."
A netizen Ranabir posted on his Twitter homepage: "R.I.P Painter Ganesh Pyne The Abanindranath Tagore of our generation."
One Rahul Kumawat tweeted: "Painter Ganesh Pyne Passes away in Kolkata... India looses another jewel ...will be missed..RIP."
Another Sudha Kanago said: "RIP Ganesh Pyne. Framed 'Prints' of your paintings graced my wall for many years."
Pyne, who was born in 1937 in Kolkata, used paint since childhood and later after his schooling joined the Government College of Art & Craft in Calcutta.
A painter influenced by the Abanindranath and Gaganendranath Tagore schools of art, he was famous for his water colours and tempera.
He dabbled in gouache and then tempera since the middle of 1960s.
A pall of gloom descended on the Bengal art circle as the news spread.