M F Husain #Biography
M F Husain is a contemporary Indian artist and painter, considered one of the pioneers in Modern Indian painting. He is the most celebrated and internationally recognized Indian artist of the 20th century. Husain is primarily known for his paintings, but is also known for his drawings and his work as a printmaker, photographer, and filmmaker. Early in his painting career, and until his death, he enjoyed depicting the lively and free spirit of horses in many of his works. Husain also made feature films, such as Through the Eyes of a Painter, in 1967, which was a Golden Bear Award winner at the Berlin Film Festival, and Gajagamini in 2000. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan awards, both prestigious civilian awards. Husain passed away in London in 2011.