Zainul Abedin

Zainul Abedin (December 29, 1914 – May 28, 1976) was a Bangladeshi painter.

He got the breakthrough in 1944 with his Famine Series paintings of 1943. After partition he moved to Pakistan; and finally when Bangladesh was created in 1971, he was rightly considered the founding father of Bangladeshi art. Like many of his contemporaries, his paintings on the Bengal famine of 1943 is probably his most characteristic work. In Bangladesh, he is referred with honor as Shilpacharya (Great Teacher of the Arts) in Bangladesh for his artistic and visionary qualities.