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F N Souza
Homer


F N Souza was one of the first Indian artists to achieve high distinction in the Western art space. Painted in 1964, the present lot belongs to a highly lucrative period that is generally considered the apex of his career. "For almost ten years, from 1956 to 1966, he dominated the British art scene, showing his work and selling regularly. He was written about extensively and received praise from critics such as John Berger, Edwin Mullins and...



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  Lot 27 of 76  

ALIVE: EVENING SALE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
17 SEPTEMBER 2020

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F N Souza
Homer
Signed and dated 'Souza 64' (centre left); inscribed and dated 'F N SOUZA/ HOMER/ 1964' (on the reverse)
1964
Oil on Masonite
29.5 x 23.5 in (75 x 59.9 cm)

PROVENANCE
Christie's, New York, 20 September 2006, lot 114
Property from an Important Private Collection, Bangalore

PUBLISHED
Aziz Kurtha ed, Francis Newton Souza: Bridging Western and Indian Modern Art, Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing, 2006, p. 174 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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