10 things you must know about the legendary artist Legendary painter S H Raza who popularised Indian concepts and iconography globally and built a towering legacy of modern art passed away today after prolonged illness, leaving a huge void in the artistic world.
He was 94. The acclaimed painter, who depicted concepts like bindu, purush prakriti and nari in his instantly recognisable geometric abstract works, passed away at 11 am. "He was in the ICU at a hospital here for the past two months and passed away today. It is indeed a very sad day. He was a great legend that the 20th century has produced," poet and former ray ban sunglasses latest chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi Ashok Vajpeyi said. Here are ten things you must know about the legend. Syed Haider Raza was born in 1922 in Babaria, Mandla district, Madhya Pradesh, to Sayed Mohammed Razi, the Deputy Forest Ranger of the district and Tahira Begum. Raza took to drawing at the age of 12. At 13, he moved to Damoh, also in Madhya Pradesh, and completed his school education from Government High School, Damoh. After high school, he studied further at the Nagpur School of Art, Nagpur, followed by Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai. Syed Haider Raza, had his ray ban on line first solo show in 1946 at Bombay Art Society Salon, and was awarded the Silver Medal of the society. He was awarded the Padma Shri and Fellowship of the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1981, the Padma Bhushan in 2007 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2013. A meeting with iconic French photographer Henri Cartier Bresson in Kashmir in September 1948 changed Raza's outlook towards art. He was 26 when he showed his paintings to Henri and he said his work lacked contruction. "If I hadn't met Bresson, I would have continued painting white crosses to symbolise resurrection and black crosses for crucifixion," Raza had said in an interview with India Today rb sunglasses sale in March, 2006. Raza then decided to switch to geometrical patterns. Most popular for his fascination for the bindu, he also explored themes of prakriti (nature), kundalini (primal energy) and tribhuj (triangle). In 1950, at the age of 28, Raza made his way to Montparnasse, Paris after securing a French government scholarship in 1950. He had made up his mind about settling in Paris after he saw a series of works by French artists Cezanne, Monet and Gaugin. He travelled across Europe, and continued to exhibit his work in France, where he went on to live for six decades. While studying at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, he met and fell in love with fellow art student Janine Mongillat, who he later married in the year 1959. Janine died on April 5, 2002 in Paris. Raza's work on pictorial research won him the Prix de la Critique in 1956. He spent a majority of his life in France where he was conferred in 2015 the Commandeur de la Legion dHonneur, the highest French honour for his artistic contributions. Raza was one of the most highest selling Indian artists. His painting Saurashtra sold for Rs 15.9 crore, and La ray ray ban Terre wassold for Rs 18.8 crore.
There's also an interesting story behind Raza's fascination for bindu. When he was 9, his teacher Nandlal Jharia drew a bindu on a white wall and made him stare at it to check his restlessness. "The bindu awakened a latent energy inside me," Raza had said.
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