Hemen Majumdar was born in Kishoreganj in British India (now in Bangladesh). In 1910, he joined The Government School of Art in Calcutta (now Government College of Art & Craft Kolkata), and from 1911 to 1915 studied at Jubilee Art School, Calcutta.
Hemen Majumdar painted the gates to welcome King George V, on his visit to India in 1911. In 1919, he founded Indian Academy of Fine Art in Calcutta along with Jogeshchandra Seal, Jamini Roy, Bhabani Charan Laha and Atul Bose. He also published a journal, Shilpi, with A.C. Mukhopadhyay.
In 2002, there was a huge uproar when his painting was stolen and found with an art dealer.
Vikash Kalra is a self-taught artist & writer based in New Delhi whose work has been exhibited across India and is held in several private and corporate collections.