Legendary Modern Artist S H Raza is No More [ Current Affairs ]

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Famous modern Indian artist Syed Haider Raza passed away in New Delhi following a prolonged illness. He was 94 year. He was famous for popularising Indian concepts of art and iconography globally.

  • He was also building a towering legacy of modern art.
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About Syed Haider Raza

  • Syed Haider Raza born on 22 February 1922 in Babaria in Madala district of Madhya Pradesh.
  • He took to drawing at the age of 12 and his works are mostly abstracts in oil or acrylic with a very rich use of color, replete with icons from Indian cosmology as well as its philosophy.
  • He was graduates of Nagpur School of Art (1939 - 43) and J J School of Art in Mumbai (1943 - 47).
  • 1950 - 1953, he also had studied art in Paris.
  • In his painting he represented concepts like

    • ‘Purush-prakriti’
    • ’Bindu’
    • ‘Nari’
  • This concept especially in his recognisable geometric abstract works.
  • He lived in Paris for six decades and had set up studios there and returned to India in 2011.
  • Syed Haider Raza was the highest French honour for his artistic contributions.

Awards and Honours:

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- Published on: July 25, 2016