Education & Stay in Paris:,
1974-76 École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
1974-76 ESAG (Academie Julian)
1973 Arrives in Paris with no money
Education & Stay in India:
1971-73 Government College of Arts & Crafts, Kolkata
1969-70 Indian College of Arts, Kolkata
1968 Leaves refugee camp in search of electricity to Noihati town
1954 Born in Sahid nagar refugee camp 50 Kms from Kolkath, Kanchrapara, Bengal
Sen's childhood escape was crossing Hoogly river (Ganges) near his childhood home and landing in the erstwhile French territory of Chandannagar. Here he experienced the stark contrast of French cultural artefacts and architecture against the Bengali ambience he was growing up in.
As a child Sen was more attracted to potters, doll and idol makers than pedagogic education, so he chose to pursue art studies in Calcutta Government College of Art and Craft. Here he experienced the dissimilarity between Victorian Bengal and Bengali Bengal. In art college he learnt that many foreign painters came to France where the French influence shaped their painting styles in very different and optimistic ways. Among such artists are van Gogh, Kandinsky, Max Ernst and Picasso.
He was already drawn closer to France due to his childhood visits to Chandannagar, but this realization of foreign artists being nurtured by France was the real attraction for him to go to France.