Qayyum Chowdhury honoured in KolkataCultural Correspondent
Seasoned artist Qayyum Chowdhury was honoured by Calcutta Painters, a leading Kolkata based artists’ forum, at a joint exhibition of the Indian and Bangladeshi artists at Fortune Park, Kolkata.
Kolkata based seasoned sculptor Bipin Goswami handed over a crest to Qayyum Chowdhury at the concluding day of the four-day art camp and exhibition on Sunday organised by the forum to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, said a press release.
The art workshop was attended by 50 artists from India and Bangladesh. The five Bangladeshi participating artists were Qayyum Chowdhury, Rafiqun Nabi, Tahera Khanam, Mahmudul Haque and Farida Zaman while Kolkata counterparts included artists Ganesh Halui, Dhiraj Chowdhury, Isha Mohammad, Ramananda Bannerjee, Dwijen Gupta, Manoj Dutta, Prakash Karmakar, Debobrata Chakravarti, Shanu Lahiri and others. The art camp and exhibition was jointly inaugurated by artists Qayyum Chowdhury, Isha Mohammad, Dhiraj Chowdhury and the deputy high commissioner of Bangladesh in Kolkata, Tareq Mohammad Ariful Islam on March 22.
Bengal Foundation sponsored artworks by 15 senior Bangladeshi artists including the five participants of the art camp. Other Bangladeshi participants at the exhibition were Hashem Khan, Samarjit Roy Chowdhury, Monirul Islam, Biren Shome, Abdus Shakoor Shah, KMA Qayyum, Dilara Begum Jolly, Mohammad Iqbal, Sheikh Afzal and Kanak Chanpa Chakma.
The exhibition displayed paintings which highlighted life and portraits of Tagore. A large number local art lovers, critics and artists visited the four-day exhibition.
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