1921 - Barama, Chittagong, now Bangladesh
1957 Diploma in Fine Arts, Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata
Selected Posthumous Exhibitions
2008 The Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, Kolkata
2008 ‘Freedom 2008 – Sixty Years of Indian Independence’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2007 ‘Life and Art of Somnath Hore’, Project 88, Mumbai
Selected Solo Exhibitions
1999 ‘Anguish Absorbed’, The Window, Mumbai
1995 ‘Bronzes’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA) Gallery, Kolkata
1992 ‘Wounds, Somnath Hore’s Bronzes, Drawings and Prints’, organized by Seagull, Kolkata at Sukh Sagar, Kolkata
1988 ‘Sculptures and Sketches’, organized by Kala Yatra at Sistas Art Gallery, Bangalore
1973 Kunika-Chemould Gallery, New Delhi
1967 New Delhi
1965 New Delhi
1963 New Delhi
1960 New Delhi
Selected Group Exhibitions
2004 Manifestations II, organized by Delhi Art Gallery at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2003 Manifestations, organized by Delhi Art Gallery at World Trade Centre, Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1996 Contemporary Indian Paintings from the Chester and Davida Hertwitz Collection Part II, USA.
1993 ‘Wounds’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA) Gallery, Kolkata and National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi
1991 National Exposition of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi.
1986 ‘Visions’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
1968 Warsaw Biennale of Graphic Arts, Poland
1968 1st Triennale of World Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1966 International Association of Plastic Artists Exhibition., Tokyo and Kolkata
1963 Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil
1962 Venice Biennale, Italy.
1960 Lugano International Graphics Biennale, Switzerland.
Honours and Awards
2004 Lalit Kala Ratna Puraskar, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1984 Gagan-Abani Award, Kolkata
1984 Professor Emeritus, Santiniketan
1977 L. N. Gupta Memorial Award
1963 National Award (Graphics) for ‘Dream’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1962 National Award (Graphics) for ‘Birth of a White Rose’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1960 National Award (Painting) for ‘Companions’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi