Zainul Abedin

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Birthday
29, 1914
Birthplace
Bangladesh
Death Date
May 28, 1976 (61)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
29, 1914
Birthplace
Bangladesh
Death Date
May 28, 1976 (61)

About

The founding father of Bangladeshi art. He rose to fame during the 1940s. His countrymen lauded him as a Great Teacher of the Arts.

Before Fame

He studied at the Calcutta Government Art School during the 1930s. His first taste of recognition came in 1944 when his "Famine Series" of paintings garnered acclaim.

Trivia

He founded Bangladesh's Folk Art Museum at Sonargaon in 1975.

Family Life

He was raised on the banks of the Brahmaputra river in Kirshoreganj, East Bengal, a subject for many of his paintings.

Associated With

He and poet Ahmed Sofa both made major contributions to the cultural and artistic life of Bangladesh.