Anowar comes from a family of artists, scholars and supporters of the arts and other cultural events. Early on, his parents discovered that he had a gift for art and encouraged him to explore his talent. As a young man Anowar participated in art shows and competitions; he won many prizes and awards for his work.
Growing up in Bangladesh, Anowar was strongly influenced by the vibrant Bengali creative community, which included the writer Ravindrath Tagore, film maker Satyajit Ray and musician Ravi Shankar.
The young artist came to the U.S. in the 1980's and became involved with the flourishing New York art community through his art study and training at the School of Visual Arts and The Art Students League of New York. His works have been shown in many galleries and exhibitions both nationally and internationally and have won many awards. Anowar has sold many artworks and is represented in many private collections around the world, including the United States, England, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany.
Anowar is very philosophically minded. He believes human life is fully intertwined with nature and the universe; “Every thing we do in our life has a result and we have to remember this.” Anowar has been traveling internationally since an early age and has met many diverse individuals. Along the way, he has gathered knowledge and wisdom and this has influenced his canvases.
U.S. Coast Guard
Art Students League of New York
The Portrait Institute
The Alliance of Queens Artists
Audobon Art Society
Allied Artists of America
National Art Professional League