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M. F. Husain

Biography

 Maqbool Fida Husain, was an Indian painter who specialised in vivid, vibrantly coloured narrative paintings in a modified Cubist style. He was born on 17 September 1915, Pandharpur.  He was one of India's most well-known and internationally recognised artists in the twentieth century. He was a member of the Bombay Progressive Artists' Group from the beginning. In the 1940s, M.F. Husain was connected with Indian modernism.

His early work with the Bombay Progressive Artists' Group incorporated modern techniques and was influenced by the "new" India following the 1947 split. His narrative paintings, which are done in a modified Cubist style, can be both caustic and humorous as well as serious and sombre. Gandhi, Mother Teresa, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the British Raj, and motifs of Indian urban and rural life are among his themes, which are occasionally covered in series. His painting "Voices" sold for a record $2.5 million at auction in September 2020.

 He died on 9 June 2011 in Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

Awards and Honours

He was bestowed with Padma Shri in 1966, Padma Bhushan in 1973, Padma Vibhushan in 1991 and Raja Ravi Varma Award in 2007.


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