Zainul Abedin - Paragraph

 Zainul Abedin was born at a village in Kishoregonj in1914. His father's name was Jamir Uddin. He was a police officer. He had a thirst for drawing. For this reason, he got himself admitted into Calcutta Government Art College in 1933. In 1938 he stood first class first from the college. In the same year he was awarded Gold Medal in all India Art Exhibition. He drew a lot of pitchers on Famine of the Second World War in 1939 which earned world wide reputation for him. In 1948 he he founded the Dhaka Art Institution. He was appointed principal in 1949 of this institution. He retired from this institution in 1967. Zainul Abedin is considered the founding father of Bangladesh art. He was an artist of outstanding talent and earned international reputation. For this artistic and visionary qualities, he is referred to as Shilpacharya meaning "great teacher of art" in Bangladesh. He designed the pages of the Constitution of Bangladesh. He founded the Folk Art Museum al Sonargoan, and also Zainul Abedin Shangrahasala, a gallery of his own works in Mymensing in 1975. He died in 1976.

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