Born in a district of Faridpur (currently in Bangladesh), he completed his graduation from Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata in the year 1955. He then moved to Paris to be trained at the L’Ecole Nationale Superior des Beaux-Arts, in the year 1965. After returning, he has worked as a textile designer in Chennai (then Madras) and also as an art curator in the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Jogen Chowdhury has had his art exhibited across the world. Some of his solo exhibitions took place at the Gajah Gallery, Singapore; Gallerie Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam and the Fine Art Resource, Berlin to name a few. He is also the recipient of several Awards such as the Prix le France de la Jeune Peinture in Paris, the Second Biennale of Havana, Cuba in the year 1986 and also the Kalidas Sanman by the Government of Madhya Pradesh. His works are in collection with many renowned connoisseurs of India and abroad and are auctioned by world-renowned auction houses. The artist currently lives and works in both Kolkata & Shantiniketan.