Artist of the moment……..Francis Newton Souza

 

 

Francis Newton Souza, also known as F.N. Souza, was an Indian painter. Francis Newton Souza was born in Saligao, Gao, India in the year 1924.

Souza reminds me of the artist Munch, both artists did a fantastic job at capturing the mood. Souza often depicted pain and suffering. Souza also reminds of German master Käthe Kollwitz.

The artist attended college first at St. Xavier’s College located in Bombay at the time, but was expelled for writing graffiti in a restroom. Souza also attended the Sir J.J. School of Art located in Bombay, India. The artist was kicked out of school for supporting the Quit India movement.

After leaving school he found employment as a journalist writing about art for such periodicals as ArtNews and Review.

A short selection of works by F.N. Souza:

The artist was associated with the Progressive Painting Group of which he was a founding member. Souza was a leader and helped to organize events and exhibitions that would make Indian painters and artists better known among European collectors.

Francis Souza passed away in 2002.

The artist was highly productive over his lengthy career producing many paintings and drawings.

Price range information: Works in ink and drawings start at the $20,000 up to original oils which can reach $2.5 million dollars.

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