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F N Souza
(1924 - 2002)

Portrait of Suruchi Chand

"But for art, man would die of boredom!"

Francis Newton Souza was born in 1924 in Saligao, Goa. After losing his father at a very young age and being afflicted by a serious bout of small pox, he vowed to go about life his own way. Souza was expelled for participating in the Quit India Movement while studying at the Sir J J School of Art in Mumbai. In 1947, he founded the Progressive Artists' Group along with S H Raza, M F...

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  Lot 27 of 68  

26 MARCH 2019


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Rs 92,00,000

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F N Souza
Portrait of Suruchi Chand

Signed and dated 'Souza 1984' (upper left); inscribed and dated 'F.N. SOUZA/ PORTRAIT OF SURUCHI CHAND/ 1984/ She is the only women I know who stayed at Picasso's house in the South of France - F.N. SOUZA.' (on the reverse)
Oil on board
29.5 x 23.25 in (75.2 x 59.3 cm)

Collection of the Francis Newton Souza Estate
Saffronart, 9-10 December 2009, lot 51

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


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