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Aminul Islam

Present Position
Freelance artist

Born in 1931 at Dhaka, Bangladesh


1953 : Graduated in Fine Arts from the Government Institute of Art (presently, Institute of Fine Arts, Dhaka University), Dhaka,
1953-56 : Higher studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Florence.


1952 : First Prize at the Dhaka Art Group Show,
1957 - 1964 : National Art Exhibitions,
1957 : Honorable Mention Award,
1976 : Shilpakala Academy Award,
Grand Imperial Prize at the 5th Tehran Biennale,
1981 : Ekushey Padak,
1988 : Independence Day Award  (highest civilian national awards in the field of art and culture),
1985 : Bangladesh Charu Shilpi Sangsad Honor.

Solo Exhibition

1956-2001 : Nine shows at Dhaka, Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi.
1974 : Retrospective Exhibition in Dhaka
2001 : Drawings of Fifty years at the Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka.

Group Exhibition

1954-1971 : Five National Art Exhibitions at Dhaka, Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi.
Numerous national and international shows in London, Rome, Florence, Milan, Washington D.C., New York, Moscow, Tehran, Baghdad, Colombo, Tokyo and Fukuoka and all Asian Art Biennale shows in Dhaka, Bangladesh, since 1981;

Triennale India, Sao Paulo Biennale and Tehran Biennale.


National Art Gallery, National Museum, Dhaka, Nordness Gallery, New York, Gallery of the Institute of the Middle East and the Orient, Rome. Many private and institutional collections at home and abroad. Murals at Bangladesh Bank, Janata Bank, Osmani Memorial Hall and many other places.


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Solo Exhibition

Sumana Akter
Nasima Khan

Group Exhibition

Amity of Our's
Kibria Printmaking
Fair, 2012


Sayeed Siddiqui Rumi
Babu Ahmed

Seminar and other

Book Drive


Solo Exhibition

Farhana Islam
Sanjib Datta
Ali Akbar
Dravid Saikot
Mustapha Khalid Palash
Minufar Nasrin

Naimul Bari
Mohammad Eunus
Mohammad Salim
Anwar Hossain

Group Exhibition

Crossover, 2011
Express Yourself
The Country of Rising Sadness
Group Painting Exhibition
Master and Apprentices
Paintings by Childrens
Jago Antore Momo


Rickshaw Painters


Anwar Hossain
Plays in Light
Globalization: A Bipolar Story
Nafis Ahmed Nadvi

Seminar and other

Liberation War
Documentary Festival

Bonsai Exhibition
K G Subramanyum


Solo Exhibition

Jamal Ahmed
Monica Jahan Bose
Ferdousi Priyabhashini
Wakilur Rahman
Showpon Choudhury

Group Exhibition

Tree & Roots
Drawing Exhibition


101 Art Camp
15 August 2010
Balu Chaya


Seiji Shimoda



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