M F Husain

Born in Maharashtra in 1915. Husain is a self-taught artist who has risen from his early forays as a signboard painter to being the foremost artist of his time. He was a member of the Progressive Artists Group and is to be credited for putting Indian Contemporary Art on the world map. In 1971 he was invited, along with Pablo Picasso, to the Sao Paolo Bienniale. He has had numerous shows in prestigious galleries and museums all over the globe. Muti-talented, he received the Golden Bear at the International Film Festival in Berlin in 1967 for his documentary 'Through the Eyes of a Painter'. The Government of India has awarded him the Padma Shree, the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan. He has had several books published on his life and his art. His paintings are at the National Gallery of Modern Art -New Delhi, the Museum of Indian Art, Berlin, the Chester and Davida Herwitz Trust, Massachusetts, USA, the Glenbarra Museum, Japan and at the Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow.

The strength of Husain lies in his surety of line and his vibrancy of colours both of which he uses to speak the language of India. Age seems to spur his inventiveness. His serigraphs display life and all its emotions in vibrant and festive Indian colours. A high deposition of inks breathes life into the prints. He says, "The warm human touch permeates the print through the highly tactile process of a serigraph." Husain loves experimenting with new mediums especially photography and films.
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M F Husain
Untitled (Horse Series)
Signed Serigraph Print on Paper
41in x 31in
GRN Code: H4/2/0609
M F Husain
Untitled (Kerala Series)
Signed Serigraph Print on Paper
41in x 40in
GRN Code: H4/1/0609