Shahabuddin Ahmed earned international acclaim for his bold and dynamic paintings. Inspired by his direct participation and experience in the Liberation War, Ahmed’s dissolving figures, consumed in the dynamics of movement, and a sense of drama make them champions of a universal cause for freedom. His distinctive style is characterized by a boldness of vision and execution, and over the years it has assumed a sculpturesque quality. Following his graduation from the Art Institute in Dhaka, Ahmed headed to France for higher studies, where he eventually settled down. He was awarded Knight in the order of Art & Literature by the French government, and received the Independence Award in 2000, among other honors and awards.