Hashem Khan

Hashem Khan b. 1941

Hashem KhanHashem Khan is a prolific painter, who has made an immense contribution to the enrichment of Bangladeshi art.

Khan was born in 1941 in Chandpur. He graduated from Govt. Institute of Arts (now Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka) in 1961. He has held seven solo exhibitions and has participated in many group exhibitions at home and abroad. He taught at the Faculty of Fine Arts for 44 years and retired as professor in 2007. Research Scholar in Ceramics, Government Institute of Arts, Dhaka, 1961-63; Short-term training on Book-design & Illustration from ACCU, Tokyo, Japan, 1979.

He actively participated in the Liberation War and during the early and mid ’70s, made the war the subject of his works. Most of his paintings highlight rural panorama and life in the villages. He has made a major attempt to connect contemporary themes with the Liberation War. He is very cautious in his use of colors and creating texture.

Awards: Ekushey Padak (Highest National Civilian Award for contribution in the field of Fine Arts) in 1992. Sadhinata Padak (Highest Bangladesh Govt Award for contribution in the field of culture and arts).