Selected Artists of Bangladesh

S M Sultan (1923-1994)

Sultan began his formal training in art in Kolkata. However, Sultan left art school without completing a degree avnd spent several years travelling the sub-continent. After the Partition, Sultan spent several years in West Pakistan and support from the government allowed him to travel to the United States and exhibit his work there. Sultan returned to his native Narail in 1953 and lived close to the land in quiet seclusion. Sultan is best known for his depiction of everyday rural scenes. Villagers often depicted with exaggerated features with bold lines outlining both figures and objects. Sultan’s watercolours use bright colours whereas his oil paintings tend to be more drab.