But this 92 year artist is most popularly known to the common man as the painter fan of the Bollywood actress, Madhuri Dixit. Maqbool Fida Husain (17 September 1915 – 9 June 2011) commonly known as MF, was an eminent painter of Indian origin, although a Qatari national at the time of his death. Mf Hussain Paintings Picasso Art Indian Paintings Online Painting Indian Art Online Art Gallery Great Artists Pet Birds Art Reference. The film was intended as a tribute to Ms. Dixit herself. His early association with the Bombay Progressive Artists' Group used moder… M.F. He has also produced and directed few movies, including Gaja Gamini with Madhuri Dixit who was the subject of a series of his paintings which he signed Fida. Born on September 17, 1915, the artist died of a heart attack on June 9, 2011. The Supreme Court consolidated and transferred the matter to Delhi. [36][37] In Qatar, he principally worked on two large projects, one on the history of Arab civilization, commissioned by Qatar's first lady, Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, and one on the history of Indian civilization. [8] in a Suleymani Bohra family. He received the 1967 National Film Award for Best Experimental Film titled - ‘Through The Eyes of a Painter.’ M. F. Husain also received some of India’s highest civilian honors including Padma Shri (1966), Padma Bhushan (1973), and Padma Vibhushan (1991). He is one of the best known artist in the country. [5] He was one of the founding member of Bombay Progressive Artists' Group. M F Hussain controversial Paintings of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Indian Civilization is an ambitious series of eight triptych paintings, commissioned in 2008 by Mrs Usha Mittal as a tribute to the richness of India’s history. For a few years during his teenage life, Husain stayed in Baroda, where he picked up the art of calligraphy. Though Husain enjoyed fame and respect during the initial phase of his career, a large portion of his painting career was mired in controversies. Join now. In February 2010, M.F. Husain is primarily known for his paintings, but is also known for his drawings and his work as a printmaker, photographer, and filmmaker. Maqbool Fida Husain, known as M.F. [10] Early in his career, Husain painted cinema posters in Mumbai. [7], Hussain was born on 17 September 1915 in Pandharpur, Maharashtra. He also gets involved in controversies often. [56], National Film Award for Best Experimental Film, "M. F. Hussain Biography – Paintings, Life History, Achievements, Facts", "Maqbool Fida Husain, Indian Painter, Dies at 95", "Meenaxi: Tale of 3 cities screened at Cannes", "I just want to work in peace, says Husain", "JJ Institute: 150 years of lettering the poor", "M. F. Husain's Modern India at the Art Institute of Chicago", "Progressive Artists Group of Bombay: An Overview", "Aesthetica Magazine – M.F. Hussain made his filmmaking debut in the year 1967, when he came up with ‘Through the Eyes of a Painter’. Oct 10, 2013 - Pieces from Indian Master MF Hussain. Madhuri played an artist in the film and the art works displayed throughout the flick was contributed by Husain himself. He has been widely regarded as the "Picasso of India" and has influenced a whole generation of artists in the country. M.F. His paintings depicted different social and mythology issues. Following the wave of protests the enraged artist withdrew his movie from cinemas. He is popularly known as MF Hussain who made a huge contribution to the history of art. Husain (1915-2011), was one of India’s most famous painter artists. [1], At the age of 92 Husain was given the prestigious Raja Ravi Varma award by the government of Kerala. [42], Other Indian artists expressed criticism. Otherwise, he was happy and content in his field. About Artist – M.F.HUSAIN Serigraphs. However, the painting was later sold at an auction for Rs 80 lakh. Often referred to as the "Picasso of India”, he was a much acclaimed artist in the international scenario and the best known Indian artist of the 20th century. His themes—sometimes treated in series—include topics as diverse as Gandhi, Mother Teresa, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the British Raj, and motifs of Indian urban and rural life. By the early 1930s, Hindi cinema was flourishing with as many as 200 films per year and the advertising market was badly in need of high quality painters. Mf Hussain has been called the Picasso of India and he is a well known Painter. One of his paintings, later titled “Bharat Mata” (Mother India), depicts India in the form of a naked woman. Also, Husain’s legacy is being carried forward by his son Owais Husain, who is an eminent artist in his own right.