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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.
Zainul Abedin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
Zainul Abedin (29 December 1914 – 28 May 1976) was a Bengali painter. He became well known in 1944 through his Famine Series paintings of 1943. After the partition of India and Pakistan he moved ...more
Mushfiqul Alam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
SM Sultan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
SM Sultan
The Agrarian Bengali Musalman, Chardakhal, Gypsy Family
Sheikh Mohammed Sultan (known as SM Sultan; 10 August 1923 – 10 October 1994), was a Bengali avant-garde artist who worked in painting and drawing. His fame rests on his striking depictions of ...more
Shahabuddin Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
La soif, Charza, Elan no.5
Shahabuddin Ahmed (born 11 September 1950) is a Bangladeshi painter. He was awarded the Chevalier De L'ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres (Knight in the Order of Fine Arts and Humanities) by the ...more
Quamrul Hassan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
Quamrul Hassan (Bengali: কামরুল হাসান, 1921–1988) was a Bengali artist. Hassan is often referred to in Bangladesh as Potua, a word usually associated with folk artists, due to his down to earth ...more
Shishir Bhattacharjee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
Shishir Bhattacharjee (born 1960) is a Bangladeshi artist. His paintings, critical of the political establishment but always in a satirical fashion, were first seen in the 1980s. His political ...more
Rafiqun Nabi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
Rafiqun Nabi (also Ranabi, born 28 November 1943) is a Bangladeshi artist and cartoonist. He is best known for creating Tokai, a character symbolizing the poor street boys of Dhaka who lives on ...more
Safiuddin Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
Safiuddin Ahmed
Safiuddin Ahmed (23 June 1922 – 20 May 2012) was a Bangladeshi artist. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1978 and Independence Day Award in 1996 by the Government of Bangladesh.
Syful Islam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
Syful Islam
Mohammad Syful Islam is an award winning Bangladeshi artist.
Nitun Kundu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
Nitun Kundu
Nitya Gopal Kundu (3 December 1935 – 15 September 2006) was a Bangladeshi artist, sculptor and entrepreneur. He founded the furniture company Otobi.
Mrinal Haque is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
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.
Syed Jahangir is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
Syed Jahangir
Syed Jahangir (2 January 1935 – 29 December 2018) was a Bangladeshi painter.
Mamunur Rashid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
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 ...more
Murtoza Bashir is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
Murtaja Baseer (born 17 August 1932) is a Bangladeshi painter. He is also a poet, short story writer, novelist, researcher, numismatist and filmmaker. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1980 by the ...more
Rashid Choudhury is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
Rashid Choudhury
Rashid Hossain Choudhury (1 April 1932 – 12 December 1985) was a second generation artist, sculpture, writer and professor in Bangladesh. He played a major part in the progress of art movements ...more
Abdus Shakoor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Bangladesh
Abdus Shakoor (born 31 December 1947) is a Bangladeshi painter and calligrapher.