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Syed Iqbal
Born in 1953. Chittagong.

Experience
1976-78 : Illustrator for Weekly Chitrali Cine Magazine.
1978-84 : Graphic Artist, Bitopi Advertising Ltd. Dhaka, Bangladesh.
1985-89 : Art Director, Bitopi Advertising Ltd. Layout Artist for Commercial Graphics , Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A
1990 : Layout Artist, Hollywood Graphic Art Services, Los Angeles, CA.
1991-94 : Art Director, Bitopi Advertising Ltd. Dhaka, Bangladesh.
1995 : Layout Artist, Graphicomps, Montreal, Canada.
1996-2000 : Senior Art Director, Bitopi Advertising Ltd. Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Training
1984 : Advertising Art (one year) Training in India under Hindustan. Thompson (J. Walter Thompson)
1990 : Course on Layout Artist at Plant Graphic College, Pasadena, Los Angeles, U. S. A.
1995 : Course on Advance Modern Painting, Bronfman Art Institute, Montreal, Canada.

Award
1990 : Best Illustrator Award, Bangladesh National Book Center
1996 : Best Book Cover Design and Illustrator Award Bangladesh National Book Center.
1999 : Agrani Bank and Bangladesh Shishu (Children's) Academy best award in the category of novel and short story.

Illustration and Book Cover
1978-1996 : Illustrated hundreds of children's story and poem books. Designed posters for the theatre and more than two hundreds book covers.

Solo Exhibition
1994 : 1st Solo Exhibition of Paintings and Monoprints, Jojon Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
1995 : 2nd Solo Exhibition of Paintings, Montreal Laval Sheraton Hotel, Canada.
1998 : 3rd Solo Painting Exhibition, Gallery 21, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2001 : 4th Solo Painting Exhibition, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Group Exhibition
Exhibition of Graphics by 100 Artist 1995, Tutwiler-Vickery Gallery. Montreal, Canada. ; Summer Studio Group Exposition 1995, Montreal, Canada. ; Sainte Anne-Beelvue Gallery Annual Exhibition 1996, Montreal, Canada. ; 8th Asian Biennale, Bangladesh 1997; South Asia Week in Quebec Art Festival-2000 Montreal, Canada.

Collection
Atea Ring Gallery, Montreal, Canada.; Russell Center, Quebec City, Canada; Broomfield Gallery, Boston U. S. A.

Other Activities
Author of 8 publications: 3 Novels and 5 Books on Short Stories in Bengali.

Present Position
Freelance Artist, Living in Toronto, Canada.