S. Yousuf Ali


Lot No
Oil on canvas
Circa 1980
32.5 x 26.5 in.
Rs. 1,00,000 - 2,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 5,34,166

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Provenance : Property from an important family collection based in Mumbai, artwork was acquired by the present owner directly from the artist.

Artwork Size

Height of the figure - 6ft

about artist

Shaikh Yousuf Ali was born in the year 1939 in Goa, India. He completed his Diploma is Painting from Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai in 1964. Following his art education he took to Advertising and held the position of an Art Director with a reputed agency.

S Yousuf Ali had mastered the nuance of depicting the human anatomy and often rendered his protagonists with a voluptuous formation. He had developed his proficiency in rendering lines and colour composition, even while using different mediums he maintained his signature style that was based and hinted at Cubism. He constantly enhanced the appearance of his figures and instilled his works with a sense of contemplative revelry.

S Yousuf Ali held more than 11 Solo Shows both in India and overseas. Solo shows took place at The Taj Art Gallery, and also several shows in UAE including the one at Al Falaj Hotel, Oman in 1985. The artist passed away in the year 1997.