Syed Haider Raza
(1922 - 2016)
Syed Haider Raza was active/lived in India, France. Syed Raza is known for abstract, highly colored painting: landscape, circle shapes, symbolism.
Biography Syed Haider Raza
Syed Haider Raza Alais S.H. Raza (born 22 February 1922) is an eminent
Indian artist who has lived and worked in France since 1950, but
maintains strong ties with India.
His works are mainly abstracts in oil or acrylic, with a very rich use
of color, replete with icons from Indian cosmology as well as its
philosophy. He was awarded the Padma Shri and Fellowship of the
Lalit Kala Akademi in 1981 and Padma Bhushan in 2007.
He became India's priciest modern artist on June 10, 2010 when a
seminal work, 'Saurashtra' by the 88-year-old sold for Rs 16.42 crore
($3,486,965) at a Christie's auction .
Syed Haider Raza was born in Babaria, Mandla district, Madhya
Pradesh, to Sayed Mohammed Razi, the De
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