Ahmed Shamsuddoha was born in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh, in 1958. Bengal’s scenic beauty, bucolic panoramas, the rivers, life in Old Dhaka and the ravages of flood have long been the subjects of his paintings He graduated in Drawing and Painting from the Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka, in 1980. Shamsuddoha set out as a landscape painter but eventually moved to surrealism in the early nineties. His awards include the Grameen Phone Award; 17th National Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, 2007; Bengal Foundation Award, 16th National Art Exhibition Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, 2005; S M Sultan Grand Award, Silver Jubilee of Saju Art Gallery, Dhaka, 1999. Shamsuddoha is a freelance artist who lives and works in Dhaka.