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MF Husain

Faced With Promise And Protest

by SIDDHARTA V. SHAH

As one of the pioneers of modern Indian art turns 95 this year, he finds refuge and sponsorship abroad while right-wing critics denounce his paintings at home.

MF Husain being interviewed at his 94th birthday celebration at Tamarind Art Council, New York, 2009. 

Photo by Peter Hoang for ArtAsiaPacific.

Well into his tenth decade, 95-year-old Maqbool Fida Husain is one of the most respected and influential figures of modern Indian art. Yet throughout much of his celebrated career, Husain has…

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