Born at Tejgan in Dhaka in Bangladesh in 1936.
‘The sole purpose of art is absolute peace,’ says Suhas, whose ‘Jesus’ in mixed media is in the collection of the Vatican. Famous for his Radha and Jesus Christ, Suhas Roy’s preoccupation is primarily with the female face and form, and his subjects are romanticized, inhabiting the dreamlike world between sensuality and innocence. He studied at the Indian College of Arts & Draftsmanship in Kolkata and later went for higher studies in Graphic Art under S.W. Hayter at Atelier 17, Paris and in Murals at L’ Ecole Superieure Des Beaux Arts, Paris in 1965-66. He was the Principal of the Indian College of Arts & Draftsmanship, Kolkata, and retired as Professor of Painting, Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan. His creations have been found place at several important exhibitions including 7th International Biennale Exhibition of Prints in Tokyo, Japan; Third Triennale, India; Exposition Des Arts etogere bousiers des, Paris and an exhibition of Indian Art in Yugoslavia, Romania, Czechoslovakia and Hungary. His works adorned various prestigious collections in India and abroad such as National Gallery of Modern Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, Chandigarh Museum. Member of the Society of Contemporary Artists since 1960, he lives and works in Kolkata