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M.F. Husain Art

M.F. HUSAIN (INDIA, 1915–2011)

M.F. Husain was born in Pandharpur, Maharashtra to a Sulaymani Bohra family who traces their roots back to Gujarat within the last 200 years, and then originally to Yemen. Husain completed his art studies from Sir J.J. School of Art. His first serious work was exhibited by the Bombay Art Society in 1947, where he was invited to join five other painters in founding the Progressive Artists Group. Husain, who became known as the “Picasso of India,” created works that could be caustic and funny as well as serious and sombre. His themes—usually treated in series—included topics as diverse as Mohandas K. Gandhi, Mother Teresa, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the British Raj and motifs of Indian urban and rural life. M.F. Husain’s best known and the most controversial work is ‘Bharat Mata’ (Mother India) in which he portrays India as a red-colored nude woman with her arms and legs contorted into the shape of the Indian subcontinent. The painting led to an uproar of protests from organizations like Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and was later sold for Rs 80 lakh in an auction. He also made ‘Gaja Gamini’ and ‘Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities’. The latter was screened and appreciated at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Husain, a secular Muslim, triggered criticism for his often irreverent treatment of the sensitive subject matter, including Hindu goddesses painted as nudes. Other significant works include Man (1951), Vishwamitra (1973), and Passage Through Human Space, a series of 45 watercolours completed in the mid-1970s.

(Biography provided by Gallery Kolkata)
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Dancing Women, Ganesha, Serigraph, Paper, Green,Yellow, Red, MF Husain"In Stock"
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Located in Kolkata, West Bengal
M.F. Husain - Untitled - 14 x 22 inches (unframed size) Serigraph on paper Inclusive of shipment framed, ready to hang. This unique work shows a mother and a child and a veil of t...
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Dancer, Animal, Serigraph on Paper, Green, Yellow, Padma Shree Artist "In Stock"
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Woman on Billiard Board, Serigraph, Paper, Green, Violet by MF Husain "In Stock"
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Located in Kolkata, West Bengal
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Trophy of Dominution, Serigraph on paper, Green,Red, PadmaShree Artist"In Stock"
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Located in Kolkata, West Bengal
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Women, Bird, Serigraph on paper, Black, Yellow by Padma Shree Artist "In Stock"
By M.F. Husain
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Worship of Devi, Serigraph on paper, Black, Blue by Padma Shree Artist"In Stock"
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Serigraph on paper, Green, Orange, Blue, Red by Padma Shree Artist "In Stock"
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Mother & Child, Reader, Serigraph on paper, Brown, Yellow by MF Husain"In Stock"
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