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.
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 talent and international repute. Like many of his contemporaries, his paintings on the Bengal famine of 1943 is probably his most characteristic work. In Bangladesh, he is referred with honor as Shilpacharya in Bangladesh for his artistic and visionary qualities. ...more
Birthplace: Kishoreganj District, Bangladesh
Nationality: Bangladesh, Pakistan
Art Forms: Paintingsee more on Zainul Abedin
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 Padak in 1982; the Bangladesh Charu Shilpi Sangsad Award in 1986; and the Independence Day Award in 1993. His works are held in several major collections in Bangladesh, including the Bangladesh National Museum, the National Art Gallery, the S.M. Sultan Memorial Museum, and the Bengal Foundation. ...more
Birthplace: Narail District, Bangladesh
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 Contemporary Arts, an award bestowed on him at the Olympiad of Arts, Barcelona. ...more
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nationality: Bangladeshsee more on Shahabuddin Ahmed