S. H. Raza

Untitled

Lot No
6
Medium
Oil on canvas
Year
1967
Size
5.5 x 7
Estimate
Rs. 200,000 - 300,000

Winning Bid

₹ 3,94,421

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Provenance : Private collection, Mumbai, Gifted by the artist to the present owner

Exhibited : S H Raza Retrospective, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), 2007

Condition : The work is in good condition and has never been restored


about artist

Sayed Haider Raza was born in 1922 in Madhya Pradesh and studied painting at the Nagpur School of Art and the Sir J.J.School of Art. A founder member of the Progressive Artists' Group Raza participated actively in the Group's activities, stimulated may discussions in the early struggle to develop a modernist language and presented several exhibitions of his paintings in India before leaving for France on a French Government scholarship in 1950. In Paris he studied painting at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts from 1950 to 1953. Awarded the Prix de la Critique in Paris in 1956, Raza has held numerous exhibitions both in India and abroad. He has participated in the Venice, Sao Paulo and Menton Biennales. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1981. A strong colourist Raza's painting resonate the passionate hot colours of India with all their symbolic, emotive value. Raza lives and works in Paris and in Gorbio in south France.