Lot#24 || Francis Newton Souza (1924 - 2002)
UNTITLED (Pope) (1961)

Oil on canvas
Signed and dated verso
41.00 x 21.00 in

Estimate   1,20,00,000 - ₹ 1,50,00,000

Private Collection
Francis Newton Souza was born in 1924 in Saligao, Goa. Souza was expelled for participating in the Quit India Movement while studying at the Sir J J School of Art in Mumbai. In 1947, he founded the Progressive Artists' Group along with S H Raza, M F Husain and K H Ara, among others. Souza's style created thought-provoking and powerful images. His repertoire of subjects covered still life, landscapes, nudes and icons of Christianity in a distorted form. In his drawings, he managed to capture fine detail in his forms. He also used a combination of cross hatched strokes that made up the overall structure of his subject.
F. N. Souza, Grosvenor Gallery, 16 September - 15 October, 2008, pg.49
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