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M F Husain
(1913 - 2011)

"All forms of art are born from one's roots"

Maqbool Fida Husain was born in 1913 in Pandharpur, Maharashtra. A self-taught artist, he came to Mumbai in 1937, determined to become a painter. In 1948, he was invited by F N Souza to join the Progressive Artists ' Group.

Husain began his career by painting billboards for feature films and making furniture designs and toys, to earn a living. When took up...

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M F Husain

a) On his way to Coronation
Inscribed and dated 'Bangalore/ 25.III.'86' (upper left), inscribed '''On His way to Coronation''' (lower right)
Pen and ink on paper
7 x 10.25 in (18 x 26.3 cm)

Dr Daniel Herwitz, Husain, Bombay: Tata Steel Publications, 1998, p. 281 (illustrated)
Sumathi Ramaswamy, Husain's Raj: Visions of Empire and Nation, Volume 67. No. 4, Mumbai: Marg Publications, 2016, pp. 4-5 (illustrated)

b) On her way to Coronation
Inscribed and dated 'Bangalore/ 26.III.'86' (lower right), inscribed '''On Her way to Coronation''' (upper left)
Pen and ink on paper
7 x 10.25 in (18 x 26.3 cm)

(Set of two)

Formerly from the Collection of Bal Chhabda
Thence by descent
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


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