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Swapan Chowdhury

Present Position

Runs a private Art School at Dhaka
Member of Dhaka Art Circle
Regular Tagore song artist of Bangladesh Television.

Born in 1948 at Chittagong, Bangladesh


1970 : Graduated in Fine Arts from Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka (at present Institute of Fine Arts, Dhaka University).
1964-70 : Studied music at Chayanat Sangeet Biddayatan, Dhaka


1976 : Best Award oil painting media, 2nd Young Artists Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
1999 : Honorable Mention award, 13th National Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka

Solo Exhibitions

2006 : Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka
1997 : Shilpo Shomonnoi Gallery, Chittagong
1986 : Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Dhaka
1986 : Royal Norwegian Embassy, Dhaka
1980 : Mr. Bernard Zagorin, Rresident Representative, UNDP, Dhaka
1979 : National Tourism Training Center, Dhaka
1973 : Hotel Intercontinental, Dhaka
1972 : Desh Art Gallery, Dhaka

Major Group Exhibitions

1969 : Five Man Show, Chittagong and Khulna
1974 : Contemporary art exhibition of Bangladesh, Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta Third International Triennial, India
1975-05 : All National Art Exhibitions organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
1979 : Contemporary art exhibition of Bangladesh in Bonn, Germany Twelve selected artists' art exhibition in Dhaka and London
1981 : Contemporary art exhibition of Bangladesh, Tokyo, Japan
1981-04 : All Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh Exhibitions organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
1986 : Three Artists' Art Exhibition, London, UK
1993 : Three Man Show, Tokyo, Japan
1995-05 : All Group Exhibitions of Dhaka Art Circle, Dhaka
2001 : Exhibition of Art Work Three Generations from the Same Family, Dhaka
2001 : Bangladesh Painting Exhibition in Dhaka, Organized by the High Commission of India, Bangladesh

The Time of the War of Liberation

Joined the War of Liberation in 1971. Participated in Art Exhibitions in India and abroad to uphold the War of Liberation on behalf of the Artist's of Bangladesh. As a member of the Bangladesh Liberation Movement Artists' Association sang patriotic songs in the refugee camps and in the camps of the freedom fighters. Joined Shadin Bangla Betar. Took part in entertaining orphan children of Bangladesh through music and painting at the orphanage named 'Khelaghar' established by Srimati Maitreye Devi of India. Worked for Bangladeshi paper The People and Joy Bangla Patrika as artist and cartoonist. Some of his works were used for cover design of Desh, fortnightly journal Campus and other papers in Calcutta during the War of Liberation.


Bangladesh National Museum, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy National Art Gallery.
Many private and institutional collections at home and abroad.

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