Kazi Anowar Hossain was a Bangladeshi painter who was very well known for his classical portrayal of rural Bengal. His drawings were displayed in over 22 solo and joint exhibitions at home and abroad. Hossain had created more than 2,000 pieces of paintings. His artworks are kept at the Bangladesh National Museum, National Art Gallery, Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad Secretariat and different art galleries in the country. He has been awarded the posthumously Ekushey Medal in 2016 by Bangladesh government for his diversified works.