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FRANCIS NEWTON SOUZA (1925 - 2002)
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FRANCIS NEWTON SOUZA (1925 - 2002)

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FRANCIS NEWTON SOUZA (1925 - 2002)
Untitled
signed and dated 'SOUZA 58' (left center); signed and dated again 'F.N. SOUZA 1958' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
29 x 23½in. (73.6 x 59.6cm.)
Painted in 1958
Provenance
Grosvenor Gallery, London
Exhibited
London, Grosvenor Gallery (Fine Art), n.8, 3 - 19 June 1998.

Lot Essay

Francis Newton Souza frequently masked and disfigured the visages of his subjects manipulating features or eliminating them all together. In his drawings, Souza maintains an economy of line that expertly summarizes the human form in its most elemental form. Souza painted a number of these political and/or religious portraits during the late 1950s and early 1960s as is evident in lot 45 in this sale.

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