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Famous Artists from Bangladesh

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List of the most popular artists from Bangladesh, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Bangladeshi artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Bangladeshi artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

This list features artists like Mrinal Haque and SM Sultan.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Bangladesh?" and "Who are the most well-known Bangladeshi artists?"

For further information on these historic Bangladeshi artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Bangladeshi artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.



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    Zainul Abedin was a Bangladeshi painter. He got the break through in 1944 with his Famine Series paintings of 1943. After partition he moved to Pakistan; and finally when Bangladesh was created in 1971, he was rightly considered the founding father of Bangladeshi art. He was an artist of exceptional ...more

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    • Birthplace: Kishoreganj District, Bangladesh
    • Nationality: Bangladesh, Pakistan
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    • Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh
    • Nationality: Bangladesh
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    SM Sultan

    Sheikh Mohammed Sultan, was a Bangladesh avant-garde artist who worked in painting and drawing. His fame rests on his striking depictions of exaggeratedly muscular Bangladeshi peasants engaged in the activities of their everyday lives. For his achievement in fine arts he was awarded with the Ekushey ...more

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    • Birthplace: Narail District, Bangladesh
    • Nationality: Bangladesh
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    Shahabuddin Ahmed is a painter born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dhaka before obtaining a scholarship to study at the Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. He has shown his works extensively around the globe. In 1992, he was one of the Fifty Master Painters of ...more

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    • Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh
    • Nationality: Bangladesh
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    Quamrul Hassan was a Bangladeshi artist and a patriot. Hassan was born in Kolkata, India on 2 December 1921. In Bangladesh, Hassan's fame as an artist is perhaps only second to that of Zainul Abedin. Hassan is often referred to in Bangladesh as Potua, a word usually associated with folk artists, due to ...more

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    • Birthplace: Kolkata, India
    • Nationality: Bangladesh
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Shishir Bhattacharjee
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    Shishir Bhattacharjee is an artist in Bangladesh. His paintings, critical of the political establishment but always in a satirical fashion, were first seen in the 1980s. His political cartoons appear regularly in daily newspapers in Bangladesh. During the past couple of years, he has produced paintings ...more

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    • Nationality: Bangladesh
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    Rafiqun Nabi is a Bangladeshi artist and cartoonist. Nabi's most famous creation is Tokai, a character symbolizing the poor street boys of Dhaka who lives on picking things from dustbins or begging and having a knack of telling simple yet painful truths about current political and socio-economic ...more

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    • Birthplace: Bangladesh
    • Nationality: Bangladesh
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    Safiuddin Ahmed

    Safiuddin Ahmed was a Bangladeshi artist.more

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    • Birthplace: Bhilai, India
    • Nationality: Bangladesh
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    Syful Islam

    Mohammad Syful Islam is an award winning Bangladeshi artist.more

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    • Birthplace: Kushtia District, Bangladesh
    • Nationality: Bangladesh
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking
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    Nitun Kundu

    Nitya Gopal Kundu was a Bangladeshi artist, sculptor and entrepreneur. He founded the furniture company Otobi.more

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    • Birthplace: Dinajpur
    • Nationality: Bangladesh
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    Mrinal Haque

    Mrinal Haque is a renowned Bangladeshi sculptor. Appointed by the Government of Bangladesh, he is best known for making murals on the city streets of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.more

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    • Birthplace: Rajshahi, Bangladesh
    • Nationality: Bangladesh
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Syed Jahangir

    Syed Jahangir is a prominent free-lance artist of Bangladesh. He was born in Satkhira on January 2, 1935. He graduated in Fine Arts from Govt. Art Institute of Arts and Crafts, presently Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. He has been painting for 55 years including 9000 oils, watercolors and ...more

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    • Birthplace: Bangladesh
    • Nationality: Bangladesh
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    Mamunur Rashid

    Mamunur Rashid is one of the pioneering theatre activists in Bangladesh. He is the chief secretary of leading theatre group Aranyak which plays crucial roles in creating common people aware about their rights through his plays. He was born on 29 February in 1948 in the village Paikora under Kalhati ...more

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    • Birthplace: Bangladesh
    • Nationality: Bangladesh
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    Murtoza Bashir is a Bangladeshi artist, cartoonist and language movement activist. His father was Muhammad Shahidullah. He passed matriculation from Bogra Corronation Institute in 1949. He got involved with the movement as he was a member of the students' federation. In 1948, during the initial part of ...more

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    • Nationality: Bangladesh
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    Rashid Choudhury

    Rashid Choudhury was a Bangladeshi artist in Haroa in a zamindar family.Career:He passed the BFA examination in 1954 getting first class.In 1956-1957 he got a post graduate scholarship and went to the Central EsculaDes Bellias Artes De San Fernando in Madrid. In 1960-1964 he went to the Academy of ...more

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    • Nationality: Bangladesh
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    Abdus Shakoor is a Bangladeshi painter and calligrapher.more

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    • Birthplace: Bangladesh
    • Nationality: Bangladesh
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