Born in 1980, Anwar Chitrakar trained in the Kalighat style of art. Traditional myths and stories form the basis of his work, which stem from his background as an artist and storyteller. Anwar has participated in many exhibitions in India and abroad. Some are: The Berlin Festival, Germany and Namaste India Festival, Japan; both in 2012. Devi Art Foundation’s, ‘Vernacular in Contemporary’ in Delhi. His artworks are in many collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Anwar won the West Bengal State Award in 2002, National Award in 2006 followed by the President’s Award and Ojas Art Master Artist Award in 2018.