Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art / Hamidur Rahman (Bangladeshi, 1928-1988) Untitled
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The Collection of artist and ceramist, Masood A. Kohari, who was a friend and colleague of the artist when they taught together at the Arts Council Karachi;
Acquired by the vendor from the above.
Rahman is best known as the architect of the Shaheed Minar, a national monument in Dhaka, Bangladesh, established to commemorate those killed during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations of 1952 in what was then East Pakistan. However, he was also an important figure in the modernist movement of Bangladesh. He received his art education from the following schools; the Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka (1948-1950), Ecole des Beux Arts, Paris (1950-51) and the Central School of Art and Design, London (1956). His works ranged from the non-figurative to the figurative, the latter of which can be seen in the present lot. His works maintained close links with the aesthetic and pictorial traditions of the past, and yet interpreted them in modern ways. He was the recipient of various awards, some of which include the National Exhibition of Bangladeshi Painters (1972), the Commonwealth Painters Association award and the Ekushey Padak (1980).