Suman Roy (1968 – 2012) was born in Kolkata and studied Art at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan. The son of legendary painter Suhas Roy, he worked to evolve his own distinct style. Changing his course from rural Bengal imagery in the early stages, to abstract figuration, he found his own nemesis with a focus on portraiture of Christ in varied moods and modes. Often lonesome, his compositions of Christ convey a fine blend of pain and pleasure in a mix of bold and subtle palette. His depictions of the divine perhaps mirrored his own search for salvation that ended abruptly with his sudden demise at a young age. Simple in style, his work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows at Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata as well as abroad, and has found its way into several private and corporate collections.