Lot 12
  • 12

Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002)

20,000 - 30,000 USD
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  • Francis Newton Souza
  • Untitled
  • Signed 'NEWTON SOUZA' upper left
  • Gouache on paper

  • 21 1/4 by 14 1/2 in. (54 by 36.8 cm.)

Catalogue Note

This painting and the following lot belong to a group of works on paper that Souza produced in the late 1940s.  The works are very divergent in style, but have gouache as a common medium, they include works influenced by German Expressionism, French Impressionist works and even the Persian Miniature style.  The paintings reveal a period of great experimentation for the artist and provide the building blocks for his own unique style that emerges after his arrival in London in 1949.