Abdus Shakoor (Bangladesh)

Abdus Shakoor

Abdus Shakoor is a prominent painter and calligrapher from Bangladesh his work focuses on ancestral and historical themes, following in the folk-tradition Common themes in Shakoor’s paintings include Bengali folk motifs and ballads; the Mahua & Malua love stories. He has illustrated his works with folk-motifs. AN of Shakoor’s compositions are bordered with free-flowing thick brush lines His style has been compared with European artists such as Piet Mondrian and Paul Klee. Shakoor has won many national & international awards such as the Excellent Award in Japan, National Award in Dhaka & a UNESCO Fellowship in Italy, & is currently the Chairman of the Craft Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Dhaka University.

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