Grosvenor Vadehra announces its upcoming exhibition: M. F. Husain, Paintings and Drawings: Works from a Private Collection, by India’s greatest Modernist painter. Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011) is rightly considered one of the most important South Asian artists of the 20th century. As a member of the Bombay Progressive Artist’s Group, he was part of a small number of artists who introduced modernist painting to post-Independence India, and set the scene for the artistic development of the country from the 1950s onwards. Often referred to as ‘India’s Picasso’, the artist was known for courting controversy, and for the last five years of his life lived in exile in London and Doha. One notable incident occurred during a major retrospective at London’s Asia House, where paintings were defaced by protestors, angry at the artist’s depiction of a Hindu goddess in a state

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