Amal Ghosh was born in Calcutta, India, in 1933 and attended the Government College of Arts and Craft, before moving to Britain to attend the Central School of Arts and Craft where he specialised in mural painting. Later Amal went onto to study at the Hertfordshire College of Art, St Albans. His work is held in major public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum and Art Council England – and had been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally

The following is an excerpt from  Amal Ghosh Obituary – BSMGP   by Tim Cunliffe, stained glass artist and former student of Amal Ghosh.

Ghosh’s main and lasting contribution to stained glass in the United Kingdom (and India also) was through his teaching. From the late 1960’s he taught enamelling and then later stained glass at what was to become Central Saint Martins, whilst Patrick Reyntiens was Head of Fine Art. He was possibly one of the first lecturers of Asian origin to teach at a British art school. Ghosh took over as course director on the stained glass course when Reyntiens retired in 1986. He taught alongside the late Adelle Corrin, and Caroline Swash before retiring in 1997.

Many of Ghosh’s students have progressed to become professional glass artists and some have taken on teaching positions often influenced by his approach. Through their practice as artists and educators, the discipline of stained glass and glass art remains alive for succeeding generations. A fitting legacy of Ghosh’s life and work.

The exhibition runs from Thursday 15th February until Saturday 6th April. Please check the Broadway Gallery website for more information: Bridge by Amal Ghosh