M. F. Husain, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


M. F. Husain

Indian artist

Date of Birth: 17-Sep-1915

Place of Birth: Pandharpur, Maharashtra, India

Date of Death: 09-Jun-2011

Profession: screenwriter, photographer, politician, artist, painter, film director, film producer

Nationality: India, Qatar

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About M. F. Husain

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  • Husain (17 September 1915 – 9 June 2011) was an Indian painter, regarded as India’s most prolific, controversial, and world-renowned artists.
  • 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.
  • Husain's later works have stirred controversy, which included nude portrayals of Hindu deities, and a nude portrayal of Bharat Mata.
  • Right-wing organizations called for his arrest, and several lawsuits were filed against him for hurting religious sentiments.
  • He remained in a self-imposed exile from 2006 until his death in 2011, accepting Qatari citizenship in 2008.
  • He also directed a few movies.
  • In 1967, he received the National Film Award for Best Experimental Film for Through the Eyes of a Painter.
  • In 2004, he directed Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities, a film he worked on with his artist son Owais Husain, which was screened in the MarchĂ© du film section of the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

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