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ZAINUL ABEDIN (1917-1976)
PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF LATE ELIZABETH LINDSEY
ZAINUL ABEDIN (1917-1976)

Untitled (Two Children)

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ZAINUL ABEDIN (1917-1976)
Untitled (Two Children)
signed and dated 'Zainul 28/12/55'
watercolor on paper
21 7/8 x 24 5/8 in. (55.6 x 62.5 cm.)
Executed in 1955
Provenance
Elizabeth Lindsey was stationed with the US Information Service in Dhaka in the 1950s where she acquired this painting directly from the artist.
Thence by descent

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Kamrul Hasan studied at the Calcutta Model ME School and later in the Government Institute of Arts, an affiliated college of the University of Calcutta, graduating in 1947. After Partition the artist came to Dhaka and together with Zainul Abedin, established the Government Institute of Fine Arts (presently, The Institute of Fine Arts) the following year. Politically active, Hasan and Abedin were at the forefront of various significant processes leading to the creation of an independent Bangladesh; reflecting oeuvres concerned with reviving and invigorating indigenous painting traditions.

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