Mohammad Kibria

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Mohammad Kibria
Born (1929-01-01)January 1, 1929
Birbhum, West Bengal, British India (now India)
Died June 7, 2011(2011-06-07)[1]
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Alma mater University of Calcutta
Tokyo University of the Arts
University of Dhaka
Occupation artist, faculty
Awards Independence Day Award

Mohammad Kibria (1929 – June 7, 2011) was an artist from Bangladesh.

Early life and career[edit]

He graduated from the Government School of Art at the University of Calcutta in 1950. In 1951, he came to Dhaka where he started his career as an art teacher at the Nawabpur High School. Kibria moved to Dhaka in 1951 and started his career as a school teacher at Nawabpur High School. In 1954, prompted by his teacher and mentor Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, Kibria joined the then Government College of Arts and Crafts, now Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University, as a teacher. In the early days of his career, however, Kibria's influence on art was shifted from the neo-Bengal School to the European masters including Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse as well to the emerging style of art such as impressionism, post-impressionism and expressionism.

He studied at the Tokyo University of the Arts from 1959 1962.[2] He was exposed to the international museums where he got the chance to watch works of the modern masters and received training under world-famous contemporary abstractionists.


Kibria died of old-age complications at LabAid Hospital in Dhaka on June 7, 2011 at the age of 82.


Kibria is a recipient of Ekushey Padak and Independence Day Award. Dhaka University selected him as a Professor Emeritus in 2008.


  1. ^ "Eminent artist Kibria dies". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Artists mourn death of painter Kibria". Retrieved 2012-11-29.