Francis Newton Souza
(1924 - 2002)
Francis Newton Souza was active/lived in New York / India, England. Francis Souza is known for avant garde still life and landscape painting, human form-heads.
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Biography Francis Newton Souza
"But for art, man would die of boredom!"
Francis Newton Souza was born in 1924 in Saligao, Goa. After losing his father at a very young age and being afflicted by a serious bout of small pox, he vowed to go about life his own way. 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 Artist's Movement along with S.H. Raza, M.F Husain and K.H. Ara, among others. Of all his contemporaries from the Progressive Artists' Group, of which he was the main ideologue, Souza was perhaps the single real international success.
An articulate genius, he augmented his disturbing and powerful canvases with his sharp, stylish and provocati
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