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Kalidas remembered at Shilpakala

  • Published at 07:54 pm October 30th, 2019
Kalidas remembered at Shilpakala
Guests attend an event to remember artist Kalidas Karmakar at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Tuesday | Courtesy

Honorary president of International Theatre Institute Ramendu Majumdar, artist Hashem Khan, art critic Moinuddin Khaled and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Director General Liakat Ali Lucky, among others, were present at the program

Renowned artist Kalidas Karmakar, who recently passed away, was remembered through an event held at the auditorium of the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Tuesday. 

Friends, well-wishers, and peers of the internationally acclaimed artist joined the event. 

Honorary president of International Theatre Institute Ramendu Majumdar, artist Hashem Khan, art critic Moinuddin Khaled and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Director General Liakat Ali Lucky, among others, were present at the program. 

The friends and peers of the late artist talked about and works of Kalidas and shared their memories of the artist. They said that though Kalidas is no more, he will live on through his works.

Born on January 10, 1946, in Faridpur, Kalidas completed his graduation from the Government College of Fine Arts and Crafts in Kolkata in 1969.

He completed his pre-degree study in Fine Arts at Dhaka University’s Institute of Fine Arts in 1964.

Kalidas was awarded the Shilpakala Padak in 2016 and the Ekushey Padak in 2018 for his contribution to fine arts.

His diverse artworks featuring found objects, handmade paper, and oil on canvas prints have been widely exhibited throughout South Asia, Middle East, Europe, and the United States.

The artist’s very first solo art exhibition was held at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on August 7, 1976.

Acclaimed painter and printmaker Kalidas Karmakar passed away on October 18.