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M F Husain
Montu




"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 119  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
6-7 JUNE 2017

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ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Montu
Signed 'Husain' and signed in Devnagari (lower right) and inscribed 'MONTU' (lower left)
Watercolour and pencil on paper
10.75 x 13.25 in (27 x 33.5 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Formerly in the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection
Sotheby's, New York, 3 April 1996, lot 157
Private Collection, USA

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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