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M F Husain
(1915 - 2011)


"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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24-25 JUNE 2020



M F Husain

Bearing a plaque 'DESIGNED By:- M.F.Husain/ COPYRIGHT with:- KUNCHALA/ 73. Warden Road, Bombay 26.' (lower left)
Painted wood pasted on board
Board size: 15 x 48 in (38.1 x 121.6 cm)

Four toys mounted on the panel, left to right measuring Height: 15 in (29.4 cm), 8.75 in (22.2 cm), 8.5 in (21.4 cm), 11.25 in (28.6 cm) respectively

Acquired by Mr. Cyril Vernick from the widow of a French politician, 1989
Private Collection, Monaco
Sotheby's, London, 7 October 2014, lot 9 a)
Private Collection, New Delhi

Kishore Singh ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art: Volume Five, Rise of Modernism, New Delhi: Delhi Art Gallery, 2015, p. 910 (illustrated)
Kishore Singh ed., Indian Modern Art: A Visual History, New Delhi: DAG Modern, 2016, p. 165 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


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