We are deeply saddened by the passing of eminent artist Monsur Ul Karim.
Monsur Ul Karim was born in Rajbari, Bangladesh, in 1950. He completed BFA from the Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, in 1972, and did his master’s from University of Chittagong in 1974. His semi abstract compositions with loosely drawn figures, organic and free flowing lines, and child-like drawings and scribbles powerfully evoke the landscape of riverine and rural Bangladesh.
Karim received the Ekushey Padak in 2009. Notable among his honours are the Grand Award in the 8th Indian Triennial International, New Delhi, 1994 and the Grand Award in the 6th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, Dhaka, 1993. Karim retired as Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, University of Chittagong.
He passed away at the age of 70 on Monday, 5 October 2020.