MF Husain


Birthday September 17, 1915

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace India

DEATH DATE Jun 9, 2011 (95)

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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.


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.