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Abdus Shakoor

Abdus Shakoor is a prominent painter and calligrapher from Bangladesh. He was born on 31st december in 1947 in Bogra district of Bangladesh. His work focuses on ancestral and historical themes, following in the folk-tradition of Jainul Abedin, Qamrul Hasan, Jamini Roy & Qaaiyum Chowdhury. Common themes in Shakoor's paintings include Bengali folk motifs and ballads, the mahua & malua love stories as well as Nakshi kanther Math, Gazir Pat & Mansha Pat of Mymensingh Geetica. He has illustrated his stories with elements & folk-motifs. Peacock & Parrots as well as Elephants, Bulls, Cats, Tigers, Serpants & Lizards feature prominently in his works.
All of Shakoor's compositions are bordered with free- flowing thick brush lines. There is almost no hard line in the paintings.
Shakoor has won many National & International Awards such as Excellent Award in Japan, National Award in Dhaka & Unesco Fellowship in Italy, & is currently the chairman of The Craft Department in Faculty of Fine Art at Dhaka University.

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