Fine arts department of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy arranged a tribute seminar program on Monday afternoon in its National Art Gallery auditorium, in remembrance of three of the country’s most notable and influential artists- ‘Potua’ Quamrul Hassan, S M Sultan and Qayyum Chowdhury.
Presided by country’s renowned dramatist and BSA director-general Liaquat Ali Lucky, the programme was attended by artist Qayyum Chowdhury’s wife Tahera Khanam Chowdhury, country’s renowned artist Hashem Khan, eminent writer and researcher Mofidul Haque , DU fine arts’ Dean artist Nissar Hossain, eminent art critic Moinuddin Khaled, artist Mostafa Jaman and artist Shaon Akand.
BSA’s fine arts director Ashraful Alam Poplu was the welcome speaker at the event.
Mofidul Haque, Mostafa Jaman and Shaon Akand respectively presented and read their treatises on the lives and creative works of artists Quamrul Hassan, S M Sultan and Qayyum Chowdhury. Each presentation was followed by discussion on the presentations.
Artist Hashem Khan discussed Mofidul Haques’s presentation on ‘Potua’ Quamrul Hassan, critic Moinuddin Khaled tackled Mostafa Jaman’s essay on S M Sultan and artist Nissar Hossain discussed on Shaon Akand’s presentation on Qayyum Chowdhury.
The speakers recalled their experiences about the legendary artists and shared their viewpoints about their majestic artworks, focusing on how those have portrayed and impacted the nation through times. They also conveyed their gratitude to BSA for arranging such event.
The seminar was a part of the ongoing seminar series titled ‘Smrity, Satta, Vabisshyat’ (Memory, Existence, Future). Several departments of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) are currently arranging this series of remembrance programs, in association with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs.