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F N Souza
(1924 - 2002)

Untitled (Priest at Altar)



"I express myself freely in paint in order to exist." - F N SOUZA

Born and brought up in a Roman-Catholic family in Goa, F N Souza had a complex relationship with Christianity. While he struggled to find an unquestioning faith in religion or its practitioners, he was unswerving in his fascination for the religious iconography that played a key role in developing his artistic vocabulary. "The Roman Catholic Church had a tremendous...



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  Lot 77 of 120  

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART AND COLLECTIBLES
13-14 OCTOBER 2021

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ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Untitled (Priest at Altar)

Signed and dated 'Souza 1966' (centre right)
1966
Oil and marker on cloth
50.75 x 33.25 in (129 x 84.5 cm)

PROVENANCE
Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
Private Collection, New York
Sotheby's, New York, 3 - 20 March 2017, lot 2030
Private Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED
Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art from the Collection of Shelley and Donald Rubin, Atlanta: Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 15 March – 15 May 2011
Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection, Ewing: The College of New Jersey, 19 October – 16 December 2012

PUBLISHED
R Brown, Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art from the Collection of Shelly and Donald Rubin, Atlanta: Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 2010, p. 159 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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