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F N Souza
(1924 - 2002)

Portrait of a Greek Girl



By 1957, "Souza had certainly become something of an artistic celebrity…and if an exhibition had focused on 'sensation', Souza's work would surely have been chosen for its very powerful and virulent imagery." According to the critic Andrew Forge, who reviewed Souza's work in The Listener that year, "Somewhere behind any serious portrait painting there is a wish to gain command of the person portrayed…But in Souza you can see the real thing...



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  Lot 8 of 70  

SUMMER ART AUCTION 2012
19-20 JUNE 2012

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$78,000
Rs 42,12,000

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ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Portrait of a Greek Girl

Signed and dated in English (upper right and verso)
1957
Oil on board
30 x 24 in (76.2 x 61 cm)

PUBLISHED:
Francis Newton Souza: Bridging Western and Indian Modern Art, Aziz Kurtha, Mapin Publishing, Ahmedabad, 2006

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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