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Maya Burman

Maya Burman

Maya Burman (born 1971) is a contemporary artist of Indian parentage living in France.She works mainly in pen and ink, and watercolor; her paintings are delicate and usually have a strong fantasy element. The striking 
thing about her paintings is the amount of detail in them. In formal terms Maya Burman's paintings have a tapestry like effect where everything is subordinate to patterning, reminiscent of the French art nouveau tradition. The figures have an archetypal aura about them and their rendering in a clean decisive manner has its sources in Picasso's later classical period, his return after the war into an idyllic land inhabited by healthy and young boys of Athenian ideal. Maya Burman, is the daughter of the well-known painter Sakti Burman. She has had several exhibitions of her work in India, France, and the UK, and won several prizes.Ms. Burman lives in Paris but in her paintings she retires to a land of lyricism and allegory 

Born in Villeneuve sur Lot, France, 1971.

Currently lives and works in Paris, France.


       3 years of architecture in Paris.

·         Travel for one year in India. Work with the ‘Center for built environment, Kolkota’ for the survey

of North Kolkata, 1993.


        Prix Lucie Rivel, Taylor Foundation (France) 2002.

       Award for the watercolour section, Salon de Colombes (France) 2000.

      Selected for the Award of the Salon d’ Automne, Paris (France) 2000.

    Award of the Fine Art association of Sannois (France) 1998.

       Award for young painters section, Salon de Colombes (France) 1997.

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