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F.N. Souza Head - Ink On Paper

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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Lot no. 10 Francis Newton Souza (1924 - 2002)

Untitled (Head)

1957
Ink/paper
12 3/4 x 7 7/8 in
Signed and dated

Estimate: 4,00,000 - 5,00,000 INR

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Lot no. 9 Francis Newton Souza (1924 - 2002)

Untitled (Head)

1967
Ink/paper
12 3/4 x 7 7/8 in
Signed and dated

Estimate: 3,00,000 - 4,00,000 INR

Coming up in Prinseps Spring Auction 24 - 25 April 2019