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S H Raza
(1922 - 2016)

Forêt Noir

S H Raza’s evolution as an artist can be traced through his landscapes and cityscapes, which he evovled throughout his career. Though his earlier works won him acclaim, a meeting with the legendary French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson brought his technical limitations to the fore. Bresson told him, “There is emotion and colour in your works but they lack construction. You should know that a painting is constructed like a building with a...

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  Lot 40 of 55  

13 MARCH 2024



S H Raza
Forêt Noir

Signed and dated 'RAZA '61' (lower right); signed, dated and inscribed 'RAZA/ P_400 '61/ "Forêt noir"' (on the reverse), bearing Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto label (on the stretcher bar, on the reverse)
Oil on jute
11.75 x 23.5 in (30 x 60 cm)

From the Collection of John Manson, Canada
Christie's, New York, 21 September 2005, lot 264
DAG, New Delhi
Property from a Distinguished Collection, Mumbai

Anne Macklin, S H Raza: Catalogue Raisonné, 1958 - 1971 (Volume I), New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2016, p. 76 (illustrated)
Ashok Vajpeyi ed., Sayed Haider Raza, Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing in association with The Raza Foundation, 2023, p. 256 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


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