M. F. Husain

1915 - 2011

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Maqbool Fida Husain (17 September 1915 – 9 June 2011) was an Indian artist known for executing bold, vibrantly coloured narrative paintings in a modified Cubist style. He was one of the most celebrated and internationally recognised Indian artists of the 20th century. He was one of the founding members of Bombay Progressive Artists' Group. M.F. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of M. F. Husain has received more than 1,835,651 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). M. F. Husain is the 1,210th most popular painter (down from 1,085th in 2019), the 387th most popular biography from India (down from 331st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Indian Painter.

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Among painters, M. F. Husain ranks 1,210 out of 1,428Before him are Karl Hofer, Josef Kriehuber, Sigrid Hjertén, Willi Baumeister, Uemura Shōen, and Kolë Idromeno. After him are Tamar Abakelia, Marlene Dumas, Lady Sarah Chatto, José Malhoa, Thomas Girtin, and Isaac Oliver.

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Among people born in 1915, M. F. Husain ranks 146Before him are Wee Kim Wee, Fuad Abdurahmanov, Boris Paichadze, Sargent Shriver, Vladimir Zeldin, and Patrick Leigh Fermor. After him are Alan Lomax, Aldo Boffi, Robert Motherwell, O. W. Fischer, Ferenc Sas, and Leigh Brackett. Among people deceased in 2011, M. F. Husain ranks 206Before him are Bernd Eichinger, Jean Bartik, Takaji Mori, Peter Gethin, Sargent Shriver, and Patrick Leigh Fermor. After him are Jean Tabary, Valery Rozhdestvensky, Attilio Pavesi, Joe Simon, Andrea True, and Coen Moulijn.

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In India

Among people born in India, M. F. Husain ranks 387 out of 1,227Before him are Dara Singh (1928), Abhijit Banerjee (1961), Kumar Sanu (1957), Joseph Vaz (1651), Akshay Kumar (1967), and Islam Shah Suri (1510). After him are M. S. Subbulakshmi (1916), D. R. Bendre (1896), Nutan (1936), Priyanka Chopra (1982), John Shepherd-Barron (1925), and Balaji Baji Rao (1720).

Among PAINTERS In India

Among painters born in India, M. F. Husain ranks 3Before him are Raja Ravi Varma (1848) and Abanindranath Tagore (1871). After him are Jamini Roy (1887) and Sarla Thakral (1914).