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"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 31 of 100  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
13-14 JULY 2021

Estimate



Winning Bid
$8,400
Rs 6,17,400

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza

a) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza/1946' (lower right)
1946
Pencil on paper pasted on paper
12.25 x 8 in (31.4 x 20.5 cm)

PROVENANCE
Shelley Souza Collection
Christie's, New York, 18 March 2014, lot 19 f)
Private Collection, New Delhi

b) Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza/1946' (centre left)
1946
Pencil on paper pasted on paper
12.25 x 7.75 in (30.8 x 20 cm)

PROVENANCE
Estate of F N Souza
Acquired from Souza in 40s, Delhi, 2018
Private Collection, New Delhi

(Set of two)

EXHIBITED
Souza In The 40???s, London: Grosvenor Gallery, 14 December 2018 - 30 January 2019; Panaji: Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts, 17 December 2018 - 5 March 2019; New Delhi: Saffronart, 19 December 2018 - 18 January 2019

PUBLISHED
Souza In The 40`s, Mumbai: Saffronart, 2018 (illustrated)

Category: Drawing
Style: Figurative


 









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