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Maqbool Fida Husain View Gallery 

Born in Pandharpur, Maharashtra, the multi-talented artist, poet and film-maker began his career painting cinema hoardings, soon after he moved to Bombay in 1936. Initially he worked for a nursery furniture shop called Fantasy, where he produced designs for furniture. It was in 1947 that he exhibited for the first time with the Progressive Artists Group, of which he was a founder member, along with F.N.Souza, SH Raza, KH Ara and S.M.Bakre. From then on Husain began to exhibit widely in India and abroad. His work was shown at the Salon de Mai Paris 1951; Venice Biennale 1953, 1955; Sao Paolo Biennale 1959,1967,1971; Royal Academy London 1982, Grey Gallery New York 1985; Cairo Egypt 1991; London 1996. Husain lives and works in Mumbai.

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