Pioneer of modern art

May 30, 2012

36th death anniversary of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin
Marking the 36th death anniversary of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, the pioneer of modern art, a discussion was held at the premises of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Sangrahashala (art gallery) at Shaheeb Quarter Park area of the town this afternoon.
Dr. K Zaman, journalist Ziauddin Ahmed, Professor Md. Safin Omar at Fine Arts Faculty of Jatiyo Kobi Kazi Nazrul Islam University in Trishal and advocate Moazzem Hossain Babul took part in the discussion.
Dr. Bijoy Krishna Banik, deputy keeper of the art gallery presided over the discussion.
The speakers said that today’s children will glorify Zainul if they are nurtured in a positive environment. Zainul speeded up the painting movement, sidelining the influentials who dominated society at the time with adverse effects, said the speakers.Those who achieved fame were engaged in philanthropy and Zainul was one of them, said the speakers adding Shilpacharya took the art of this country to global standards.
A painting competition for children was held on Friday afternoon marking Abedin’s death anniversary.
Organised by the art gallery, the painting competition was attended by some 100 students in four groups from different educational institutions.

-With The Daily Star input

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