Shahabuddin Ahmed (artist)
Shahabuddin in Raipura, Narsingdi
September 11, 1950 |
Dhaka, East Bengal (now Bangladesh)
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Shahabuddin Ahmed (Bengali: শাহাবুদ্দিন আহেমদ; born: 11 September 1950) is a painter born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dhaka and obtained scholarship to study at école des beaux arts de Paris. He has shown his works extensively around the globe. In 1992, he was one of Fifty Master Painters of Contemporary Arts, an award bestowed on him at the Olympiad of Arts, Barcelona.
Shahabuddin is a world renowned painter born in Bangladesh in 1950. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, after the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1974 Shahabuddin had scorlaship to studied in the Ecole des beaux-arts de Paris, he moved to Paris. He has shown his works extensively across the globe. In 1992 he is one of 50 Master Painters of Contemporary Arts, an award bestowed on him at the Olympiad of Arts, Barcelona. He has got the Shadhinota Padak in 2000 (The Independence Day Award for his contribution during the independence war of Bangladesh 1971) the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2014 for his contribution in Art in France and all around the world.
The primary concern of his paintings is to reflect the contemporary life and times. He is an optimist and this is clearly expressed in his paintings. This optimism was firmly embedded in Shahabuddin when he has a youth was involved in the Liberation struggle for Bangladesh and had to face the various facets of life.
He has the capability to overcome the constraints of time and space. In their dynamism his paintings depict fearless human figures that cut through the difficulties of life, which provide one the reason to live. The vibrancy and force of his brushwork highlight this aspect. Above all his compositions are unmistakably musical and rhythmic. Shahabuddin’s figures seem to be enthralled in the cosmic dance at times merging with the ethereal forces.
His works are displayed in many galleries around the globe including the Museum Olympic of Lausanne in Switzerland, Bangladesh national museum, Bulgarian national museum in Sofia, Olympic museum of south Corea and Bourg-en Bresse Museum France, India, USA, and England.
Shahabuddin's paintings are permanently displayed in Galerie Daniel Besseiche, Galerie Samagra, Galerie du Fleuve in Paris 6ème (rue Jacob, rue de Seine, sur Guénégaud) Galerie Jas de la Rimade in south of France (Carcès near to Aix-en-Provence) Galerie Daniel Besseiche in Courchevel, Deauville and Saint-Tropez.
His paintings are often sold by auction in Drouot, Artcurial, Christie's, and Versailles Enchères.