Full Name: Zainul Abedin
Birth Date: December 29, 1914
Birth Place: Kishoreganj, East Bengal, British India
Died: May 28, 1976
Death Place: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Education: Calcutta Government Art School
Spouse (s): Jahanara Abedin
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Zainul Abedin was a famous painter of Bangladesh who helped enough to establish the Institute of Arts and Crafts (Faculty of Fine Arts) at Dhaka University. He was called a legendary Bangladeshi painter by the Indian Express. He is best known for his painting 65 feet long Nabanna’s picture in 1970. Abedin highly respected around the country for his outstanding contribution in the painting field.
Zainul Abedin Failures:
-He escaped home at 16 years old
-Zainul Abedin dropped out from education just before matriculation exam.
-He admitted into art school with the help of the mother.
Zainul Abedin Early Life:
Zainul Abedin was born on December 29, 1914, in Kishoreganj, East Bengal, British India (now Bangladesh). He grew up on the banks of the Brahmaputra River. His father Tamizuddin Ahmed was a sub-inspector of police and the mother Joynabunnessa was a housewife. He would like to paint from early childhood. At the age of 16, he escaped home went to Kolkata with friends only see the arts of the Government School. He completed graduation from Calcutta Government Art School in 1938.
Zainul Abedin Career:
Following the partition of India, Zainul Abedin felt a need to establish an art college in the East Pakistan eventually founded the Government Art Institute in old Dhaka in 1948 with only 18 students, this is the today’s Faculty of Fine Arts at Dhaka University. In 1975, the government founded the Folk Art Museum at Sonargaon in Narayanganj following the demand of Zainul Abedin. Abedin was actively involved with the Bengali Language Movement and the Bangladesh liberation war.
Zainul Abedin married to Jahanara Abedin. He died of cancer on May 28, 1976, Dhaka. Abedin was buried beside the Dhaka University Central Mosque. Every year his birthday is celebrated commemorating him with a festival in Dhaka University and children’s art competition in Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Sangrahashala.