MF Husain

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Birthday
17, 1915
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jun 9, 2011 (95)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
17, 1915
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jun 9, 2011 (95)

About

Indian painter and film director who was associated with Indian modernism in the 1940s and created narrative paintings presented in a modified Cubist style.

Before Fame

He taught himself how to paint at a young age and began his career painting cinema posters in Mumbai.

Trivia

He became the best-paid painter in India after one of his pieces sold for $1.6 million at a 2008 auction.

Family Life

He came from a Muslim family in Pandharpur, Maharashtra, India.

Associated With

He and Pablo Picasso were special invitees at the Sao Paulo Biennial in 1971.