The first volume in this series dedicated to the great artists
of Bangladesh, previously unknown to most Western audiences.
The genesis of the modern art movement in
Bangladesh traces back to the partition of India
(1947) and the establishment of the Government
Institute of Fine Arts in Dhaka in 1948. This pioneering
group of artists included, among others, Zainul Abedin,
Safiuddin Ahmed, Anwarul Haque, and Quamrul Hassan.
This book explores Safiuddin Ahmed’s extraordinary
contribution to Bangladeshi art and society, in a series
of drawings, paintings, woodcuts and etchings, with
more than 200 beautifully illustrated colour and black
and white plates.
A special invitation to explore a life entirely devoted to art, at 89 years of age.
Ahmed’s sophistication, deep love of music, and strong inclination to literature have always influenced his unique visual language.