Mohammad Kibria

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Mohammad Kibria
Mohammad Kibria 1958.jpg
Kibria in 1958
Bornc. 1929
Birbhum, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died7 June 2011(2011-06-07) (aged 81–82)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta
Tokyo University of the Arts
University of Dhaka
Occupationartist, faculty
AwardsEkushey Padak (1983)
Independence Day Award (1999)

Mohammad Kibria (c. 1929 – 7 June 2011) was a Bangladeshi artist. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1983 and Independence Day Award in 1999 by the Government of Bangladesh.[1][2]

Early life and career[edit]

Kibria 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 Zainul Abedin, Kibria joined the then Government College of Arts and Crafts (now Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka) as a lecturer.[3] 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.

Kibria studied at the Tokyo University of the Arts from 1959 until 1962.[4] 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 7 June 2011 at the age of 82.[5]


  1. ^ একুশে পদকপ্রাপ্ত সুধীবৃন্দ [Ekushey Padak winners list] (in Bengali). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Independence Day Award" (PDF). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  3. ^ কিবরিয়ার অনুপস্থিতি ও তাঁর চিত্রভাষা. (in Bengali). 15 July 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Artists mourn death of painter Kibria". Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Those who passed on…". The Daily Star. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2017.