Remembering S.H. Raza

22 Jul, 2017 - Jyotsna Sharma

RAZA AND JANINE MONGILLAT. All images courtesy The Raza Foundation

23rd July marks the death anniversary of the legendary artist and Padma Vibhushan awardee S H Raza.

He was best known for his 'Bindu' series, which were marked by geometric abstraction and bold experimentation with colour. In 1950, he won the French government scholorship and went on to study painting at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Inspired by Cezanne, he continued to experiment with his painting style and went on to produce landmark artworks.

We bring you a series of photographs that will give you a glimpse into Raza Saabs life.

S.H RAZA'S LAST PAINTING. THIS LIES UNFINISHED AND UNTOUCHED IN HIS STUDIO AT SDA, NEW DELHI
RAZA'S HOME IN GORBIO-FRANCE

PAG AT THEIR FIRST SHOW IN 1949, BOMBAY

L-R: TOP ROW- M.F HUSAIN, S.K BAKRE, S.H. RAZA

L-R: BOTTOM ROW- F.N SOUZA, K.H ARA, H.A GADE

RAZA AND JANINE AT BHIMBETKA CAVES
TYEB MEHTA AND RAZA

RAZA'S HOME IN GORBIO-FRANCE
RAZA'S PALLETTE IN HIS STUDIO IN SDA, NEW DELHI
LETTER FROM IMAM ALI TO S.H.RAZA
Topic: Art