Saturday, March 20, 2010

Quamrul Hassan - Happy Return

Quamrul Hassan (1921-1988) - Happy Return
Bangladesh Stamp issued 1986

Quamrul Hassan is a famous artist whose art also played a part in the political history of Bangladesh.  Born and university educated in Kolkata, India and having moved to Dhaka (Bangladesh) during the partition of India, his artwork is heavily influenced by Bengal folk art.  This artwork is consistent with many other works by this artist who used bright watercolours, in addition to often depicting life for women in rural areas of the country.  He also designed the Bangladeshi flag.  

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