Provenance : Property from an important family
collection based in Mumbai, artwork was acquired by the present owner directly from the artist.
Height of the figure - 6ft
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.