Chintamoni Kar was born in Kharagpur, West Bengal in 1915. The Indian Society of Oriental Art, Calcutta, served as his alma mater. He studied sculpture at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris, in 1938. On his return to India, he was a teacher at the University of Calcutta. Later, he also taught at the Delhi Polytechnic. In 1946 he moved from India to London. He was elected member to the Royal Society of British Sculptors.
Bhaskar Bhavan' termed by the artist himself houses the invaluable works of art created by Sri Chintamoni Kar.
This is a personalia museum, only of its kind in the country, where a museum has come up to house the art works of a particular artist during his lifetime. The museum has a wide range of sculpture, painting, drawing of different material and medium.