Last Updated: 13 Jul, 2022 | Views: 52
Other Profession(s): Writer, Actor, Photographer, Film Director
Higher Education: Sir J. J. School of Art
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About M. F. Husain
Maqbool Fida Husain was an Indian painter well recognized for producing expressive, vividly colored story paintings in a reworked Cubist style. He was among the most renowned and well-known Indian artists of the 20th century. He was a founder of the Bombay Progressive Artists' Group. In the 1940s, Indian modernism is often linked with M.F. Husain. His early involvement with the Bombay Progressive Artists' Group, which employed contemporary techniques and was influenced by the "new" India after the 1947 partition, was a product of this. His narrative paintings, which are done in a refined Cubist style, can be both dark and dismal as well as caustic and humorous.
In 1930: Husain began his career painting billboards for the Bollywood film industry.
In 1934: He made his first roadside painting sale for ten rupees.
In 1971: Husain was invited as a special guest to the São Paulo Biennial, Brazil, with Pablo Picasso.
In 2008: He became the highest-paid painter in India when his highest-selling painting was sold at a Christie's auction for $1.6 million.
In 2010: Husain was named one of the 500 most influential Muslims by Jordan's Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre.
Achievements and Awards:
• In 1955: Husain was awarded the Padma Shri, the Republic of India's fourth-highest civil honor.
• In 1973: He was honored with the Republic of India's third-highest civil honor, Padma Bhushan.
• In 1991: Husain was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the Republic of India's second-highest civil honor.
• During his diploma course at the Indore School of Art, he met N.S. Bendre, his first painting teacher. He left the course in the middle to relocate to Bombay.
• A canvas of Husain's sold for up to $2 million at Christie's auctions, making him the highest-paid artist in India.