On the occasion of the 104th birth anniversary of iconic artist Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin , Faculty of Fine Arts honoured two renowned contemporary artists-Bangladeshi expatriate artist Monirul Islam and Professor Dr Susan Collins, Director of the Slade School of Fine Art, London with the 'Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Shammanana' on December 29.

Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University Mohammad Akhteruzzaman; Pro-VC (Administration) of Dhaka University Professor Dr Muhammad Samad; noted painter Rafiqun Nabi; engineer Moinul Abedin (son of the Shilpacharaya Zainul Abedin); Professor Nisar Hossain, dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka and senior painters, promising painters and people from different segments of the society were present at the award giving ceremony.

Bangladeshi expatriate painter Monirul Islam's artworks are easily recognisable as he can translate life's diverse dimensions with his signature style, techniques and innovations into captivating works, where subdued colours, lyrical lines, subtle textures and forms blend harmoniously. He controls his medium and his technique with a certain mastery.

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