"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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THE TIES THAT BIND: SOUTH ASIAN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
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M F Husain
Untitled (Erotic Series)
Signed in Devnagari (lower right); inscribed 'OF GODS AND MEN' (on the reverse)
26.75 x 38.5 in (67.8 x 97.8 cm)
MF Husain A Tribute, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2012, p. 60 (illustrated)
Height of Figure: 6'