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Portrait of Bal Chhabda

Available at Live Auction: Ballroom The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai
By invitation only

About the Artwork

M. F. Husain
1913 - 2011

Portrait of Bal Chhabda

Ink on paper
11½ x 9 in
Signed: Lower right (inscribed Bal center left)
Provenance: Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

Rs 2,50,000 - 3,50,000

Medium : Ink on paper
Size : 11 1/2 x 9 in
Signed : Lower Right
Artist Image

M. F. Husain was born in Maharashtra and learnt the art of calligraphy at an early age. A self-taught artist, he began his career by painting cinema posters and hoardings in Mumbai. In 1948, he was invited by F. N. Souza to become a member of the Progressive Artists' Group. By 1955, he had become one of India's leading artists and had been awarded the Padma Shri. Husain was known for his experimentation with new art forms. He was a special invitee along with Pablo Picasso at the Sao Paulo Biennale in 1971. He held numerous shows in India and abroad. He was later awarded the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. He passed away in 2011.