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M F Husain
(1913 - 2011)

Untitled (Two Figures with Cactus)





"All forms of art are born from one's roots"

Maqbool Fida Husain was born in 1913 in Pandharpur, Maharashtra. A self-taught artist, he came to Mumbai in 1937, determined to become a painter. In 1948, he was invited by F N Souza to join the Progressive Artists ' Group.

Husain began his career by painting billboards for feature films and making furniture designs and toys, to earn a living. When took up...



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  Lot 16 of 70  

MODERN EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
12 FEBRUARY 2015

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Rs 1,08,00,000
$177,049

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ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Untitled (Two Figures with Cactus)

Signed in Devnagari and Urdu (upper left)
1966
Oil on canvas
42 x 40 in (106.7 x 101.6 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi
Property from a Private Collection, Vermont

PUBLISHED:
Husain: Introduction and Analytical Notes, ed: Geeta Kapur, Bombay, 1968

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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