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About the Artwork

The original artwork appears as is in this image. Slight discoloration of the paper is visible around the edges that probably existed before the creation of this artwork.

Lot No : 01 - SOLD
Medium : Pencil on laminated paper
Size : 7.75 x 6.25 in
Estimate : 1,40,000 - 2,00,000
Current bid: 1,40,000
Paddle:# 701
Next valid bid: Rs 1,50,000
Provenance: Acquired from Saffronart. Private collection, Mumbai
Year Of Painting : 1942
Artist Image

About the Artist

Francis Newton Souza was Born in Saligao, Goa. He attended the Sir J. J. School of Art in Mumbai before being expelled for participating in the 'Quit India' movement. He was one of the founding members of the Progressive Artists Group and was best known for his inventive human forms. His unrestrained and graphic style has created thought-provoking, powerful images. In 1949, he left for London, where he received recognition for his show at Gallery One. In 1967, he migrated to New York where he later received the prestigious Guggenheim International Award. Souza's works have been featured in many museums and galleries across the globe. He passed away in Mumbai in 2002.