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Born in 1924 in Saligao, Goa, Souza was pursuing an art education at the Sir J.J. School of Art before he was expelled in 1942 for taking apart in the ‘Quit India’ freedom movement. He then went on to found the Progressive Artists’ Group in 1947 along with fellow artists, leading the edge of the Indian modernist art movement. In 1949 he left for London where after a few years of struggle he began to make a mark on the art scene.

In the 1950s, Souza shot to fame with his one-man show at Gallery One in London, which is also when his autobiographical essay, ‘Nirvana of a Maggot’ was published. He was awarded the John Moore Prize at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool in 1957 and received the Italian Government Scholarship in 1960 and in 1959 his autobi...

Untitled (2 Figures) (with correspondence) - F Souza

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Untitled (2 Figures) (with correspondence)

Ink drawing
21 x 27 cms
(8.25 x 10.61 in)

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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