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M F HUSAIN (1915-2011)

Maqbool Fida Husain (17 September 1915 – 9 June 2011) commonly known as M F Husain, was an Indian painter and Film Director.

Husain was associated with Indian modernism in the 1940s. His narrative paintings, executed in a modified Cubist style, can be caustic and funny as well as serious and sombre. His themes—usually treated in series—include topics as diverse as Mohandas K. Gandhi, Mother Teresa, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the British raj, and motifs of Indian urban and rural life. One of the most celebrated and internationally recognized Indian artists of the 20th century, he also received recognition as a printmaker, photographer, and filmmaker.

In 2010 M.F.Husain was planning to make a series of paintings under the title 'The Ramayana' for Hay Hill Gallery to promote them worldwide. M F Husain developed a new technique that supposed to be the foundation for a new school of art. His age delayed the realisation of the project. He died in 2011 leaving to Hay Hill Gallery the sketches of his planned paintings.


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