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 Maqbool Fida Husain  (1915 - 2011)

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Lived/Active: India/England      Known for: figure, genre painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Maqbool Husain
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Birth
1915 (Pandharpur, Maharashtra, India)
 
Death
2011 (Royal Brompton Hospital, London, England)

Lived/Active
India/England




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figure, genre painting

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After a brief stint at the Indore Art College, Husain migrated to Mumbai and supported himself painting cinema hoardings.  In 1947 he became a founder member of the Progressive Artists’ Group, and in 1968, he won the Golden Bear for his film Through the Eyes of a Painter.

His work showed in major solo exhibitions around the world up until the final years of his life, including, most recently, the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., USA, and the Asia Art Gallery in London.&n (showing 500 of 9158 characters).



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