“To meet Rafiqun Nabi, is to meet one of the co creators of the artistic scenery in Bangladesh. Born as the eldest of eleven, he saw paintings by his father since he was very young. His father was an artist at heart, but did not live in a time or place where he could be an artist in profession. He was a policeman. Rafiqun had a better environment, drawing since he was young, he could study at the newly founded University of fine arts in Dhaka, and got a scholarship to study art in Greece. He kept painting all his life, meanwhile making socially engaged cartoons and becoming the dean of the University of fine arts. By Ronald Van Merkesteijn

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