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Francis Newton Souza (April 12, 1924 - March 28, 2002) was one of the leading artists of India whose works are highly acclaimed throughout the world. He was a founding member of the Progressive Artists' Group of Bombay, and was the first post-independence Indian artist to achieve high recognition in the West.

However, in 1949, after India became independent, he left the country for London. His style was deliberately eclectic and essentially Expressionist in character.

Souza's works have been sold at high prices at different auction houses across the globe which includes Birth (1955) sold by Christie's London in 2008 for EUR 1,388,750, Man with Monstrance (1953) sold by Sotheby's New York in 2006 for EUR 947,760 and Man and Woman (1954) sold by Christie's New York in 2006 for EUR 945,480.



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