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Abdus Shakoor (painter)

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Nationality  Bangladeshi
Name  Abdus Shakoor
Role  Painter

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Born  31 December 1947 (age 67) (1947-12-31) Bogra district, East Bengal, Pakistan (now Bangladesh)

Abdus Shakoor (born 31 December 1947) is a Bangladeshi painter and calligrapher.


Early life and career

Shakoor was born on 31 December 1947 in the Bogra district of Bangladesh. His work focuses on ancestral and historical themes, following in the folk-tradition of Zainul Abedin, Quamrul Hassan, Jamini Roy and Qayyum Chowdhury. Common themes in Shakoor's paintings include Bengali folk motifs and ballads; the Mahua and Malua love stories as well as the Nakshi Kanthar Math and the Maimansingha Gitika. He has illustrated his works with folk-motifs. Peacock and parrots as well as elephants, bulls, cats, tigers, serpents and lizards feature prominently in his works.

All of Shakoor's compositions are bordered with free-flowing thick brush lines. There is almost no hard line in the paintings. His style has been compared with European artists such as Piet Mondrian and Paul Klee.

He is chairman of the Craft Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Dhaka University.


Among the awards Shakoor has won is a gold medal in the 15th National Art Exhibition at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, in 2002.


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