The first time I saw art up close and personal was when I was 12 and my mother brought home two Quamrul Hassan’s (oils) and an unframed watercolor she said he (the artist, Quamrul Hassan!!!) had just given her (“tor jeta pochondo hoi tui niye ja!” she quoted him as saying).
In How Zainul Abedin Started the Modern Art Movement in Bangladesh, we discussed how Zainul Abedin was one of the founders of the fine arts department of Dhaka University known as Charukola. One of the other artists who helped Abedin do this is artist Quamrul Hassan. Here's how that happened.