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F N Souza
(1924 - 2002)

Bust of a Girl



After getting expelled from the Sir J J School of Art in Bombay in 1945, F N Souza spent his free time “...studying in libraries, where he discovered for the first time illustrations of classical Indian art and of modern European painting. These were a revelation... Souza made a passionate study of Indian art, and was particularly moved by the South Indian bronzes – with their symbolism and their astonishing feeling for movement – and by the...



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F N Souza
Bust of a Girl

Signed and dated 'Souza 1953' (upper left); inscribed and dated 'F. N. SOUZA/ BUST OF A GIRL - 53' and bearing Gallery One label (on the reverse)
1953
Oil on board
23.5 x 17 in (60 x 43.3 cm)

PROVENANCE
Property from an Important Corporate Collection, Mumbai

PUBLISHED
Yashodhara Dalmia, Journeys: Four Generations of Indian Artists in Their Own Words Volume I, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011, p. 10 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 


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