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M F Husain
(1913 - 2011)

Untitled (Women In Yellow)





"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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EVENING SALE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART
24 FEBRUARY 2016

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ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Untitled (Women In Yellow)

Signed in Devnagari and dated '70' (lower right)
1970
Oil on canvas
53 x 29 in (134.6 x 73.7 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired from Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi, in the early 1970's
Sotheby's, New York, 17 September 2009, lot 25
Private Collection, USA

EXHIBITED:
Husain at hundred: Masterworks celebrating the 100th Birthday of India's most iconic artist, New York: Aicon Gallery, 17 September-24 October 2015

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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