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M F Husain
(1913 - 2011)

Bala Saraswati

"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
Bala Saraswati

Signed 'Husain' (lower right); inscribed '"Belongs to Mrs. Fazila Husain"/Balasaraswati' (on the reverse)
Watercolour, ink and felt tip pen on paper
10.75 x 11 in (27.2 x 28 cm)

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

Dr Daniel Herwitz, Husain, Bombay: Tata Steel Publications, 1998, p. 203 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


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