Samarjit Roy Chowdhury

 Samarjit Roy Chowdhury

Samarjit Roy Choudhury is a name in the country’s art scene that needs no introduction. His unique approach to developing a visual dialogue between simplified, nearly abstract language and motifs from the country’s rural and traditional roots is one of the most notable features of his work.

Chowdhury was born in 1937 in Comilla District. In 1960 he graduated in Graphic Design from the Government Art Institute (later Faculty of Fine Art, Dhaka University). There he was guided by Zainul AbedinQuamrul Hassan and others.

Chowdhury joined the faculty of Dhaka University and worked for 43 years and retired as Professor in 2003. Then he served as Dean of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts of the Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology until 2010. As of 2014, he has been serving as supernumerary professor at the University of Dhaka.