Bangladesh has a rich tradition of Art. Specimens of ancient terracotta and pottery show remarkable artistry. Modern painting was pioneered by artists like Zainul Abedin, Quamrul Hasan. Anwarul Haque, Shafiuddin Ahmed, Shafiqul Amin, Rashid Chowdhury and
S.M. Sultan. Zainul Abedin earned worldwide fame by his stunning sketches of the Bengal Famine of 1943. Abedin is the founding father of Bangladesh Art. Other famous artists of Bangladesh are Abdur Razzak, Qayyum Chowdhury, Murtaza Baseer, Aminul Islam, Debdas Chakraborty, Kazi Abdul Baset, Syed Jahangir, Samarjit Roy Choudhury, Mohammad Kibria, Monirul Islam, Rafiqun Nabi, Hamiduzzaman Shahabuddin Ahmed, Jamal Ahmed and others.