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F N Souza

BORN
April 12, 1924, Saligaon Goa

 

DIED
2002

 

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS
1960 Study Tour of Italy on an Italian Government Scholarship
1940-45 Diploma in Painting, Sir J.J.School of Arts, Mumbai

 

SELECTED POSTHUMOUS EXHIBITIONS
2017 'Man Grinding His Teeth', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
2017 'The Progressive Master: Francis Newton Souza from the Rajadhyaksha Collection', Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio
2016 'Indian Modernist Landscapes, 1950-1970, Bakre / Ribeiro / Souza', Grosvenor Gallery, London
2015 'Francis Newton Souza: Works on Paper', Kanoria Centre For Arts, Ahmedabad; Gallery 7, Mumbai
2015 'Abby Grey and Indian Modernism: Selections from the NYU Art Collection', Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York
2014 'Rituals and Reasons: Invoking the Sensual in Art', Apparao Galleries, Chennai
2013 'Ram Kumar and the Bombay Progressives: The Form and the Figure Part II', Aicon Gallery, New York
2013 'Ideas of the Sublime', presented by Vadehra Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2013 'Panoplism', Nature Morte, New Delhi
2013 'Edge of Reason- and beyond, into pure creativity', presented by Indian Art Circle at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2013 'The Naked and the Nude: The Body in Indian Modern Art', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2012 'Diva', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2012 'Talking Heads', Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
2012 'Iconic Processions', Aicon Gallery, New York
2012 'Extending the Line', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2012 'Gallery Collection', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2012 'Migrations', Tate Britain, London
2012 'F.N.Souza: Landscapes, Heads and Nudes', Grosvenor Gallery, London
2012 'Contemporary: A Selection of Modern and Contemporary Art', presented by Sakshi Gallery at The Park, Chennai
2012 'Through the Ages: South Asian Sculpture and Painting from Antiquity to Modernism', Aicon Gallery, New York
2012 'Crossings: Time Unfolded, Part 2', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
2011-12 'The Body Unbound', Rubin Museum of Art, New York
2011-12 'Picasso Souza', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2011 'Ethos V: Indian Art Through the Lens of History (1900 to 1980), Indigo Blue Art, Singapore
2011 'The Path of the Lotus: Indian Art', Grosvenor Gallery, London
2011 'Modern Masters', Aicon Gallery, New York
2011 'Ida Kar: Portraits of F N Souza', British Council, New Delhi; Grosvenor Vadehra, London; Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai; Sunaparanta Goa Centre, Panjim
2011 ‘Manifestations VI', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2011 'Seduction by Masquerade', Nature Morte, New Delhi
2011 'States of Departure: Progressives to Present Day', Aicon Gallery, London
2011 'POP: Progressives on Paper', Aicon Gallery, New York
2011 'Anecdotes', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2011 'Natural Bodies, Subverted Canons', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2011 'Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art', from the Collection of Shelley and Donald Rubin at Museum Oglethorpe, Atlanta
2011 'High-Light', presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at The Oberoi, Gurgaon
2011 ‘Manifestations V', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2011 'Masterclass', Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
2011 'Time Unfolded', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
2011 'Roots in the Air, Branches Below: Modern & Contemporary Art from India', San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose
2011 'Continuum', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2011 'Celebrations 2011', Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
2010-11 'Figure/Landscape: Part Two', Aicon Gallery, London
2010 Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2010 'Figure/Landscape: Part One', Aicon Gallery, New York
2010 'The Modernists', RL Fine Arts, New York
2010 'Paper Trails', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2010 'A Missing History: 'The Other Story' Re-visited', Aicon Gallery, London
2010 'The Progressives & Associates', Grosvenor Gallery, London
2010 'A. SYCO', The Viewing Room, Mumbai
2010 'From Miniature to Modern: Traditions in Transition', Rob Dean Art, London in association with Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
2010 'Volte-Face: Souza's Iconoclastic Vision', presented by Dhoomimal Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2010 'Cross Purposes', Mascalls Gallery, West Kent; Ben Uri Museum, London
2010 'Vahana', Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai
2010 'Manifestations IV', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2010 'Roots', 25th Anniversary Exhibition of Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai at The Park, Chennai
2010 'Celebration 2010', Annual Exhibition, Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi
2009 'Master Class', The Arts Trust, Mumbai
2009 'Bazgasht: Traditional Methods and Modern Practices, The Revival of Miniature Paintings from the Sub-Continent', Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario
2009 'Anglo-Indian Express', Grosvenor Gallery, London
2009 'Bharat Ratna! Jewels of Modern Indian Art', Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2009 'Indian Art After Independence: Selected Works from the Collections of Virginia & Ravi Akhoury and Shelley & Donald Rubin', Emily Lowe Gallery, Hempstead
2009 'F.N.Souza: Heads, Landscapes and Nudes', Grosvenor Gallery, London
2009 'In Search of the Vernacular', Aicon Gallery, New York
2009 'Progressive to Altermodern: 62 Years of Indian Modern Art', Grosvenor Gallery, London
2009 'Kalpana: Figurative Art in India', presented by The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) at Aicon Gallery, London; The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
2009 'Tracing Time', Bodhi Art, Mumbai
2009 'Armory Show', New York presented by Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2008-09 ''Modern India', organized by Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM) and Casa Asia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture at Valencia, Spain
2008-09 ‘Expanding Horizons: Contemporary Indian Art’, Traveling Exhibition presented by Bodhi Art at Ravinder Natya Mandir, P.L.Despande Kala Academy Art Gallery, Mumbai; Sant Dyaneshwar Natya Sankul Art Gallery, Amravati; Platinum Jubilee Hall, Nagpur; Tapadia Natya Mandir Sports Hall, Aurangabad; Hirachand Nemchand Vachanalay’s, Solapur; Acharya Vidyanand Sanskrutik Bhavan, Kolhapur; PGSR Sabhagriha, SNDT, Pune; Sarvajanik Vachanalaya Hall, Nasik
2008 'Frame Figure Field: 20th Century Modern and Contemporary Indian Art', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2008 '3 Masters Briefly', Akar Prakar, Kolkata
2008 'F.N.Souza', presented by Saffronart and Grosvenor Gallery, London at Saffronart, New York
2008 'Modern and Contemporary Indian Art', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2008 'Multiple Modernities: India, 1905-2005', Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
2008 ‘Freedom 2008: Sixty Years After Indian Independence’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2008 'Tales, Reflection and Constructs', ITC Windsor, Bangalore
2007-08 ‘India Art Now: Between Continuity and Transformation’, Province of Milan, Milan
2007 'Bacon, Freud, Souza and Mehta', Grosvenor Vadehra, New Delhi
2007 'Painting Without Paint: The Chemical Paintings of FN Souza', R L Fine Arts, New York
2005/6 'F. N. Souza: Religion and Erotica', Tate Britain, London
2005 Ashta Nayak: Eight Pioneers of Indian Art', Aicon Gallery, New York
2005/6 'Self-Portrait: Renaissance to Contemporary', National Portrait Gallery, London
2005 'Francis Newton Souza', Saffronart and Grosvenor Gallery, London and New York
2005 'Modern Indian Paintings', Grosvenor Gallery, London
2005 'A Tribute to F. N. Souza', Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
2005 'Manifestations III', Nehru Centre, Mumbai; Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, and Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2004 'Manifestations II', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2004 'Ethos: Contemporary Indian Art', Indigo Blue Art, Singapore
2004 'Souza in London', curated by Yashodhara Dalmia from the Bhayana family collection, British Council, New Delhi
2003 'Modern Indian Painting', Grosvenor Gallery, London
2003 'Francis Newton Souza: Works on Paper', Saffronart, Mumbai
2003 'F.N Souza: A Definitive Retrospective', Gallery Arts India, New York
2003 'Manifestations', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2002 'Souza and Friends', Grosvenor Gallery, London

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2001 'Francis Newton Souza Rare Works: 1965-2001', Galerie 88, Kolkata
1999 Copeland Fine Art Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA
1998 Bose Pacia Modern, New York
1997 Julian Hartnoll's Gallery, London
1996 Art Heritage, New Delhi
1996 'Souza from the Alkazi Collection', Academy of Fine Arts and Literature New Delhi.
1993 'Souza, 1940s-1990s Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
1986 Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
1983 'Souza in the Forties' Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
1985 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
1976 Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
1975,76 Arts 38 London
1968 London Arts Gallery Detroit, USA
1966 Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
1966 Grosvenor Gallery, London
1963 Taj Gallery Mumbai
1962 Kumar Gallery New Delhi
1961 Gallery One, London
1961,62 North Audley Street London
1960 Gallery One, London
1959 Gallery One, London
1957 Gallery One, London
1955 Gallery One, London
1954 Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
1954 Gallery Cruze, London
1951 Indian Embassy London

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2001 'Souza and Baiju', Saffronart and Apparao Galleries, Mumbai
1996 National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
1996,93 LTG Gallery, New Delhi
1987 Coups de Coeur, Halles de L’Ile, Geneva
1986 Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
1982 'Modern Indian Paintings', Hirschorn Museum & Sculpture Garden Washington D.C
1982 India: Myth and Reality, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
1982 Contemporary Indian Art, Royal Academy, London
1977 'Commonwealth Artists of Fame' London
1967 Guggenheim Foundation USA
1965 Art Now in India, London
1964 Grosvenor Gallery, 1964
1962 Commonwealth Institute, London
1957 John Moore's Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool
1956,57,59,60 Gallery One, London
1954 Venice Biennale Italy
1954 Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
1949 Bombay Art Society Salon, Mumbai
1948 Burlington House Gallery London
1947 Progressive Artists Group, Mumbai

 

HONORS AND AWARD
1998 Kalidas Sanman, Government of Madhya Pradesh, India
1967 Guggenheim International Award, New York
1960 Italian Government Scholarship (through the British Council)
1957 John Moores Prize, Liverpool

 

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