Sarbari Roy Chowdhury was born in 1933 in Ulpur (now Bangladesh), Sarbari Roy Chowdhury graduated from the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolata in 1956. He further studied under sculptors Prodosh Dasgupta and Sankho Chaudhuri at the M.S. University, Baroda. The artist also served as the Head of the Department of Sculpture at the Indian Art College Kolkata between 1960 and 1962. Sarbari Roy Chowdhury is known for the unique mode of expressiveness that enters his works even though the works are pictorial. His sculptures embody an eclectic synthesis of the academic realism of the East and the more innovative cubism and abstraction of the West. Deeply influenced by Hindustani classical music, Chowdhury also explored the abstractive element of music through his works. Music inspired him so much that he sought to create a visual language, a visual syntax for music through his works. A lot of influence on his style can be credited to his visit to Academia de Belle Arti, Florence in 1962 where he met Giacometti and Henry Moore in person. He won several awards including the Gagan–Abani Puraskar from Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan in 2004, and the Abanindra Puraskar from the Government of West Bengal in 2005. He passed away in 2012.