F N Souza

F N Souza

  • Biography

    Francis Newton Souza was born in 1924 in Saligao, Goa. After losing his father at a very young age and being afflicted by a serious bout of small pox, he vowed to go about life his own way. Souza was expelled for participating in the Quit India Movement while studying at the Sir J J School of Art in Mumbai. In 1947, he founded the Progressive Artists’ Group along with S H Raza, M F Husain and K H Ara, among others. An articulate genius, Souza augmented his disturbing and powerful canvases with his sharp and provocative prose.

    F.N Souza passed away in March 2002.

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F N Souza

Salome with the head of John The Baptist, 1985
23 x 18 ″ Acrylic on Paper