S. H. Raza

Village

Lot No
27
Medium
Oil on canvas
Year
1956
Size
39.5 x 31.5
Estimate
Rs. 2,00,00,000 - 3,00,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 3,30,43,754

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Signed & Dated : Top Left

Payment in US$ only

This lot has been imported into India. In order to release it from the Free Trade Warehousing Zone (FTWZ), a customs duty including surcharge of 11% will be added to the hammer price. The applicable GST will be added to the final amount.

Published : Raza - A Retrospective by Saffronart, In association with Berkely Square Gallery, New York, 2007, pg. 27.

Exhibited : Raza - A Retrospective by Saffronart, In association with Berkely Square Gallery, New York, 2007.

Provenance : From a private collection based in Austria, property was acquired by the present owner from Saffronart.

Artwork Size

Height of the figure - 6ft

about artist

Sayed Haider Raza was born in 1922 in Madhya Pradesh and studied painting at the Nagpur School of Art and the Sir J.J.School of Art. A founder member of the Progressive Artists' Group Raza participated actively in the Group's activities, stimulated may discussions in the early struggle to develop a modernist language and presented several exhibitions of his paintings in India before leaving for France on a French Government scholarship in 1950. In Paris he studied painting at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts from 1950 to 1953. Awarded the Prix de la Critique in Paris in 1956, Raza has held numerous exhibitions both in India and abroad. He has participated in the Venice, Sao Paulo and Menton Biennales. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1981. A strong colourist Raza's painting resonate the passionate hot colours of India with all their symbolic, emotive value. The artist passed away in the year 2016.