Maqbool Fida Husain Horses, Nude

Maqbool Fida Husain was born in 1913 in Pandharpur, Maharashtra. In 1948, he was invited by F N Souza to join the Progressive Artists' Group in Mumbai. When he took up painting as an art form, he blended folk, tribal, and mythological art to create vibrantly contemporary, living art forms.

Husain often juxtaposed man and horse in a dynamic and entwined composition; his horses are strong and dynamic in movement and tend to overpower the human figures in the same work. Some of his important works can be seen here.


M.F. Husain (1915 - 2011)


Circa 1990s

Acrylic on canvas

33 x 42 in.

Signed lower right

Estimate: 70,00,000 - 90,00,000 INR

Provenance: Private Collection

Spring Auction 24 - 25 2019

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