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Work Experience of Shri Sisir Datta

 

Year

Work Experience / Achievements

1950

Awarded National Award at the age of 17 for designs, colour illustrations, and writing the story for a book called ‘Hathidada’ for children

1954

Worked as an Art Director in a multinational ad agency called Grant Advertising Ltd. At the age of 21.

1959

Joined Lintas (India) Ltd., (Bombay) Mumbai, as a Group Art Director. Lintas got its first national award for a Press Ad designed and illustrated by Sisir Datta. He is regarded as the pioneer of Lintas in the Creative Department.

1964

Joined Clarion Advertising Ltd., (Calcutta) Kolkata, as a Group Art Director.

1967

Joined Bata Shoe Company Ltd. As a Creative Head. Got national awards for show-card, press-ad, exhibition stall and house magazine.

1971

Joined IAM Advertising Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata, as Art Director and Creative Director.

1976-1986

Started his own accredited advertising agency in Mumbai in the name of Sisir Associates.

1986-1989

Worked as Art Director and Creative Consultant to several magazines of Chandamama Publications

1990-1996

Worked as Creative Consultant and Art Director in Business Pvt. Ltd., Perennial Press Pvt. Ltd. And CBS Gramophones Pvt. Ltd.

 

Mr.Datta has also been the Creative Consultant of Vijay Bahuni Studio, (Madras) Chennai, owned by Mr.B.Nagi Reddi and Chandamama Publications Pvt. Ltd. From 1970

1997-2000

Worked in Magnasound Pvt. Ltd. As a Creative Consultant and Art Director

 

Other Particulars

Mr. Sisir Datta received more than 25 National and State Awards for designs and illustrations for Press Campaigns, Brochures, House-magazines, Calendars, Book-covers, and Exhibition Pavilions.

 

He has specialized knowledge in computerized printing. He is known as a versatile artist for his different styles of illustrations.

 

He held two large exhibitions of 75 oil paintings in Mumbai in Coomaraswamy Hall in 1991 and in the Taj Art Gallery in 1992. These paintings were printed in colour and were published in a book form. The then Bengal Governor Shri Viren Shah had inaugurated his exhibitions in the year 1991.

 

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