Maqbool Fida Husain
(1913 - 2011)
Maqbool Fida Husain was active/lived in India, England. Maqbool Husain is known for large scale Indian history and culture painting.
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. It also showed in many important international exhibitions, in cities like Geneva, New York, Washington D.C., Oxford, and at the Tate Gallery, London (1982). In 1971, his work showed alongside Picasso's at the Sao Paulo Biennial.
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