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Shri M.F. Hussain

India's Picasso. One of the most renowned Indian contemporary artists. Studied at the Sir J. J. School of Art. Started off by painting cinema hoardings. Self taught. His painting style, unparalleled. Deeply influenced by works of the German expressionist Emil Nolde (1867-1956) and the Austrian artist, poet and playwright Oskar.Kokoschka (1886-1980). The world's first tryst with Hussain - 1947 annual exhibition of the Bombay Art Society. Passionate about paintings and experimenting with subjects. His series of paintings include the British Raj, cities such as Calcutta, Benares, Rome, Beijing; epics Mahabharata and Ramayana, Mother Teresa, the major religions of the world and horses. His film "Through the Eyes of a Painter" won the Golden Bear Award in 1967 at the Berlin Film Festival. Has made several short films since then.

He has enamored viewers at every art gallery in every country. Royal Academy of Arts, London, Tate Gallery, London, Hirschhom Museum, Washington, Grey Art Gallery, New York. Among the accolades showered on him, The National Award at the Lalit Kala Akademi's first national exhibition, the International Biennale Award (1959), Padma Shri (1966), Padma Bhushan (1973), Padma Vibhushan (1991).

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