Zainul Abedin biography

Zainul Abedin

Painting, Visual Artist

1914 – 1976

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Who was Zainul Abedin?

Zainul Abedin was a Bengali 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 1940s is probably his most characteristic work. In Bangladesh, he is referred with honor as Shilpacharya in Bangladesh for his artistic and visionary qualities.

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Born
Dec 29, 1914
Mymensingh
Nationality
  • Bangladesh
  • Pakistan
Lived in
  • Mymensingh
Died
May 28, 1976

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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