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Posted by keralaofficial on June 9, 2011

Maqbool Fida Husain’s mother, Zunaib, died in his infancy and his father, Fida, remarried and moved to Indore, where Husain went to school. He moved to Mumbai at age 20 when he was admitted to the J. J. School of Arts. He married in 1941. During his early days in Mumbai he earned money painting cinema hoarding— one of the often-told stories about his early days. In Husain’s own words:

We were paid barely four or six annas per square foot. That is, for a 6×10 feet canvas, we earned a few rupees. And apart from the New Theatre distributor, the others did not pay us at all. As soon as I earned a little bit I used to take off for Surat, Baroda and Ahmedabad to paint landscapes.

Given this bad pay, Husain tried other jobs as well. One of the best paying was a toy factory, where he designed and built fretwork toys.

In the 1947 annual exhibition of the Bombay Art Society, his painting Sunhera Sansaar was shown. This was his first exhibition. After the Partition later that year, Husain decided to stay in India. Soon the Progressive Artists’ Group was formed. Through it, Husain was exposed to, and strongly influenced by, the work of Emil Nolde and Oskar Kokoschka. From 1948 to 1950 a series of exhibitions all over India brought Husain’s work to the notice of the public.

The 1950s and ’60s
In 1951 Husain travelled to China. In the following year he had his first solo exhibition in Zurich, and over the next few years his work was widely seen in Europe and the USA.

In 1966 Husain was awarded the Padmashree by the Government of India. In the following year he made his first film, Through the Eyes of a Painter. It was shown at the Berlin Festival and won a Golden Bear.


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M F Hussain Paintings

Posted by keralaofficial on June 9, 2011

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M F Husain Passed Away

Posted by keralaofficial on June 9, 2011

After celebrated painter M.F. Husain passed away in London on Thursday, reactions have been coming in thick and fast on internet.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted: “RIP M.F. Husain. I’ll never forget the privilege of watching you paint in Sanawar all those years ago.”

Tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati tweeted: RIP M.F. Husain.. Errrie. We spoke a lot about him at dinner last night and the paintings he gifted Leander and me in ’99.”

Socialite Suhel Seth tweeted: “One of modern India’s greatest painters M.F. Hussain dead..sad that he had to be a fugitive rather than die in his beloved homeland.”

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar wrote, “Sad to hear renowned legendary artist M.F. Husain passes away, RIP !!!”

“Husain passes away. We hang our heads partly in grief & partly in shame for not being able to let him spend his last days in this country,” Rahul Bose tweeted.

Shekhar Kapur wrote on the on micro-blogging site: “M.F. Husain, who seemed ageless, painting till his last days leaves us with 1 of India’s greatest legacy of Art.”

“Very sad to hear of the passing of M.F. Husain saab. A wonderful person and a great artist. May his soul rest in peace,” tweeted actor Abhishek Bachchan.

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