Francis Newton Souza  (Indian, 1924-2002) 

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Francis Newton Souza Biography
1924   Born in Saligoa, Goa, India
1947   Founded the Progressive Artist’s Group
1949   Moved to London, UK
1957   John Moore Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
1960   Italian Government Scholarship
1967   Moved to New York, NY
1967   Guggenheim International Award
2002   Died in Mumbai, India
Selected Exhibitions
2012   Iconic Processions: Sacred Stones to Modern Masterpieces - Aicon Gallery, New York, USA
Extending the Line - Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Migrations - Tate Britain, London
F.N.Souza: Landscapes, Heads and Nudes - Grosvenor Gallery, London
Contemporary: A Selection of Modern and Contemporary Art - Sakshi Gallery at The Park, Chennai
Through the Ages: South Asian Sculpture and Painting from Antiquity to Modernism - Aicon Gallery, New York
Crossings: Time Unfolded, Part 2 - Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
Talking Heads', Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
2011   The Body Unbound - Rubin Museum of Art, New York
Picasso Souza - Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Ethos V: Indian Art Through the Lens of History (1900 to 1980) - Indigo Blue Art, Singapore
The Path of the Lotus: Indian Art - Grosvenor Gallery, London
Modern Masters - Aicon Gallery, New York
Ida Kar: Portraits of F N Souza - British Council, New Delhi; Grosvenor Vadehra, London; Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai; Sunaparanta Goa Centre, Panjim
Manifestations VI - Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
Seduction by Masquerade
Nature Morte, New Delhi
States of Departure: Progressives to Present Day - Aicon Gallery, London
POP: Progressives on Paper - Aicon Gallery, New York
Anecdotes - Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
Natural Bodies, Subverted Canons - Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art - Museum Oglethorpe, Atlanta
High-Light - Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at The Oberoi, Gurgaon
Manifestations - Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
Masterclass - Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
Time Unfolded - Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
Roots in the Air, Branches Below: Modern & Contemporary Art from India - San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose
Continuum - Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
Celebrations 2011, Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
2010   Figure/Landscape: Part Two - Aicon Gallery, London; Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
Figure/Landscape: Part One', Aicon Gallery, New York
The Modernists - RL Fine Arts, New York
Paper Trails - Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
A Missing History: 'The Other Story' Re-visited - Aicon Gallery, London
The Progressives & Associates - Grosvenor Gallery, London
A. SYCO - The Viewing Room, Mumbai
From Miniature to Modern: Traditions in Transition - Rob Dean Art, London
Volte-Face: Souza's Iconoclastic Vision - Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
Cross Purposes - Mascalls Gallery, West Kent; Ben Uri Museum, London
Vahana - Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai
Manifestations IV - Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
Roots: 25th Anniversary Exhibition of Sakshi Art Gallery - Mumbai at The Park, Chennai
Celebration 2010: Annual Exhibition - Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi
2009   Master Class: The Arts Trust, Mumbai
Bazgasht: Traditional Methods and Modern Practices, The Revival of Miniature Paintings from the Sub-Continent - Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario
Anglo-Indian Express - Grosvenor Gallery, London
Bharat Ratna! Jewels of Modern Indian Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Indian Art After Independence - Emily Lowe Gallery, Hempstead
F.N.Souza: Heads, Landscapes and Nudes - Grosvenor Gallery, London
In Search of the Vernacular - Aicon Gallery, New York
Progressive to Altermodern: 62 Years of Indian Modern Art - Grosvenor Gallery, London
Kalpana: Figurative Art in India - Aicon Gallery, London; The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
Tracing Time - Bodhi Art, Mumbai
2008   Modern India - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM) and Casa Asia, Valencia, Spain
Expanding Horizons: Contemporary Indian Art (Traveling Exhibition) P.L.Despande Kala Academy Art Gallery, Mumbai; Sant Dyaneshwar Natya Sankul Art Gallery, Amravati; Platinum Jubilee Hall, Nagpur; Tapadia Natya Mandir Sports Hall, Aurangabad; Hirachand Nemchand Vachanalay’s, Solapur; Acharya Vidyanand Sanskrutik Bhavan, Kolhapur; PGSR Sabhagriha, SNDT, Pune; Sarvajanik Vachanalaya Hall, Nasik
Frame Figure Field: 20th Century Modern and Contemporary Indian Art - Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
3 Masters Briefly - Akar Prakar, Kolkata
F.N.Souza - Grosvenor Gallery, London; Saffronart, New York
Modern and Contemporary Indian Art - Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Multiple Modernities: India, 1905-2005 - Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
Freedom 2008: Sixty Years After Indian Independence - Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
Tales, Reflection and Constructs - ITC Windsor, Bangalore
2007   India Art Now: Between Continuity and Transformation - Province of Milan, Milan, Italy
Bacon, Freud, Souza and Mehta - Grosvenor Vadehra, New Delhi
Painting Without Paint: The Chemical Paintings of FN Souza - R L Fine Arts, New York
2005   F. N. Souza: Religion and Erotica - Tate Britain, London
Ashta Nayak: Eight Pioneers of Indian Art - Aicon Gallery, New York
Self-Portrait: Renaissance to Contemporary - National Portrait Gallery, London
Francis Newton Souza - Saffronart and Grosvenor Gallery, London and New York
Modern Indian Paintings - Grosvenor Gallery, London
A Tribute to F. N. Souza - Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
Manifestations III - Nehru Centre, Mumbai; Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi; Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2004   Manifestations II - Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
Ethos: Contemporary Indian Art - Indigo Blue Art, Singapore
Souza in London - British Council, New Delhi
2003   Posthumous Exhibitions:
Modern Indian Painting - Grosvenor Gallery, London
Francis Newton Souza: Works on Paper - Saffronart, Mumbai
F.N Souza: A Definitive Retrospective - Gallery Artsindia, New York
Manifestations - Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2002   Souza in Bombay and Goa, Art Musings Gallery, Bombay, India
2001   Souza: A Modern Myth, Gallery 88, Calcutta, India
work-live program hosted by Saffronart, Los Angeles, CA
1999   Copeland Fine Art Gallery, OH
1998   Bose Pacia Modern, New York, NY
1997   Souza: a retrospective, Hartnoll's Gallery, London, UK
1996   The Acrylics of Souza, L.T.G. Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
Retrospective, Art Heritage Gallery, Delhi, India
1995   The Chemicals of Souza, L.T.G. Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
1994   Dhoomimal Gallery, Delhi, India
1988   Indus Gallery, Karachi, India
1987   Retrospectives in New York, Mumbai, and the Art Heritage Gallery, Delhi, India
1985   East-West Visual Arts Encounter, Bombay, India
1982   India : Myth and Reality - Aspects of Modern Indian Art, Festival of Indian Exhibits, Museum of Modern art, Oxford
1977   Commonwealth Artists of Fame, London, UK
1972   Minneapolis International Art Festival, Minneapolis, MN
1968   Solo Exhibit, Detroit, MI
1967   Guggenheim Foundation, New York, NY
1960   Gallery One, London, UK (solo)
1955   Gallery one, London, UK (solo)
1954   Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Solo Exhibit, Paris, France (solo)
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Literature
1959   Souza, Francis Newton. “Words and Lines.” London.