Steam locomotive paintings by renowned Indian artist Kishore Pratim Biswas offer a captivating glimpse into the past of Indian locomotives. With a deep appreciation for the unique character and daily life of steam locomotive workshops in the 1970s, Biswas's paintings evoke nostalgia and celebrate the beauty and power of these magnificent machines.
Kishore says…" Watercolor was my favorite medium in my early days of life. I did a lot of watercolor painting on the CITY OF JOY KOLKATA. Everyday I went for outdoor painting specially steam locomotives".
Whether it’s about showcasing early 70’s Indian railways or celebrating the nostalgia of Indian steam locomotives… It’s an idiosyncratic collection of a series of paintings on steam locomotives by Kishore Pratim Biswas,
The fantasy based on the locomotives work wonders in any age. Be it India or abroad, the effect of these huge transports is never-fading.
“What I remember the last time I went to sketch the steam locomotives at Bandel Locomotives Workshop (West Bengal, India) in 1992. The day was very sad, to hear that the steam locomotives were obsoleted in India. Those were disassembled and dispatched to go to the museum for scrap. After that, I didn’t do any live sketches of the steam locomotives in my SCRIBBLE BOOK”… That scribbled book is only the source, where the old collections of 70’s Indian steam locomotives