Francis Newton Souza
Indian, 1924-2002
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High auction record
$4m, Christie's, 2015
Selected exhibitions
2018
The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India,
Asia Society
2015
Abby Grey and Indian Modernism: Selections from the NYU Art Collection,
Grey Art Gallery
After Midnight: Indian Modernism to Contemporary India, 1947/1997,
Queens Museum

Francis Newton Souza was one of the first painters to achieve international recognition from a newly independent India, as well as a leading figure of its avant-garde movement. As a result of his time spent abroad, Souza’s style drew heavily from Expressionism and Art Brut. Often referred to as the “Indian Picasso”, …

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