Visual Artist 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
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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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Mushfiqul Alam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
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Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Nationality: Bangladesh

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SM Sultan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from 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 listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from 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 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from 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 ...more

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Birthplace: Kolkata, India

Nationality: Bangladesh

Art Forms: Painting

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Shishir Bhattacharjee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
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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 ...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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