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M. F. Husain: Maqbool Fida Husain

The real name of M. F. Husain is Maqbool Fida Husain. Maqbool Fida Husain better known as M. F. Husain (17 September 1915 – 9 June 2011) was an Indian painter, regarded as India’s most prolific, controversial, and world-renowned artist. He was a modern Indian painter of international acclaim, and a founding member of Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group.

Husain is associated with Indian modernism in the 1940s. His early association with the Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group used modern technique, and was inspired by the “new” India after the partition of 1947. His narrative paintings, executed in a modified Cubist style, can be caustic and funny as well as serious and sombre. His themes—sometimes treated in series—include topics as diverse as Gandhi, Mother Teresa, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the British Raj, and motifs of Indian urban and rural life.

Awards and honours

  • Padma Shri in 1966, Government of India.
  • Padma Bhushan in 1973, Government of India.
  • Padma Vibhushan in 1991, Government of India.
  • Raja Ravi Varma Award in 2007, Government of Kerala.
  • Honorary Doctorates from the Banaras Hindu University, Jamia Millia Islamia, and the University of Mysore.
  • National Art Award in 2004, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • Aditya Vikram Birla ‘Kalashikkar’ Award in 1997 for Lifetime Achievement.
  • National Film Award for Best Experimental Film for Through the Eyes of a Painter, in 1968 India.
  • Golden Bear short film award for his film Through the Eyes of a Painter at Berlin International Film Festival in 1967 and purchased by Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York.
  • International Biennale Award in 1959, Tokyo.
  • First Prize at the National Exhibition of Art in 1955, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • Bombay Art Society in 1947, Mumbai.

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