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Aminul Islam

Aminul Islam

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Quick Facts
Gender male
Birth 7 November 1931
Death 8 July 2011
Star sign ScorpioScorpio
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Aminul Islam (November 7, 1931 – July 8, 2011) was a Bangladeshi artist. He was a part of Bangladesh Modern Art Movement in 1950s. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1981 and Independence Day Award in 1988 by the Government of Bangladesh.

Education and career

Islam studied in Mahut Tuli Primary School in Dhaka. He earned his bachelor's from Government Institute of Art (later renamed to Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka) in 1953. With an Italian government scholarship, he completed advanced studies in Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze in Florence during 1953–1956.

Islam then joined as a faculty member in the Institute of Fine Arts in Dhaka. He became the principal of the institute in 1978. He retired in 1983.


Ten murals designed by Islam are set in Dhaka including the following:

  • The interior of old Bangladesh Bank building (1968)
  • The mosaic mural on the front wall of Osmani Hall (1984),
  • the 20 X 20 feet mural at the entrance of the Janata Bank Head Office in Motijheel (1986)
  • 84 X 15.1 feet mural at the terrace of the 32 storied Bangladesh Bank building (1996)


  • Ekushey Padak (1981)
  • Independence Day Award (1988)

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