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F N Souza
(1924 - 2002)

Untitled (Head of a Man)

Souza’s series of ‘heads’ from the 1950s are among his most important figurative works, which he used as a conduit to express a scathing social commentary on human nature. The present lot was painted in 1957 when the artist found himself on the threshold of success after spending the beginning of the decade struggling to break into the art scene in bleak Post-War London. The work is stylistically similar to his 1955 portrait series, ...

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F N Souza
Untitled (Head of a Man)

Signed and dated 'Souza 57' (upper left)
Ink and watercolour on paper
13 x 8 in (33 x 20.5 cm)

Gallery One, London
Acquired by Mr and Mrs Milnes-Smith, 8 June 1957
Sotheby's, London, 2 May 2008, lot 28
Private Collection, UK

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


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