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Lot#9 || Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002)
Untitled (Head) (1957)

Ink on paper
Signed and dated upper right
12.75 x 7.88 in

Estimate   3,00,000 - ₹ 4,00,000

PROVENANCE
Bonhams, Delhi Art Gallery
CATALOGUE NOTES
Francis Newton Souza was born in 1924 in Saligao, Goa. Souza was expelled for his behaviour 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. He is very well known for his distorted head portraits. In his drawings, he managed to capture fine detail in his forms. Souza also used a combination of crosshatched strokes that made up the overall structure of his subject.
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