Francis
Newton Souza

Francis Newton Souza, a founding member of the Bombay Progressive Artists' Group, revolutionised Indian modern art with his striking expressionism and unflinching exploration of contemporary themes. If you're seeking original Francis Newton Souza prints and editions for sale or would like to sell, request a complimentary valuation and browse our network’s most in-demand works.

Be the first to know

Join our mailing list to be the first to hear about available Francis Newton Souza works in our network.

Biography

Born in 1924 in India, Francis Newton Souza faced a tumultuous childhood marked by personal loss and illness, which shaped his fierce, rebellious spirit. He moved to Bombay in his youth and pursued art education at the Sir J.J. School of Art before being expelled for his involvement in the Quit India Movement. In 1947, he founded the Bombay Progressive Artists' Group alongside other avant-garde artists, advocating for a break from traditional Indian art forms. His early works are known for their bold lines, expressive figures, and themes that reflected his deep engagement with socio-political issues.

Souza's career flourished after he moved to London in 1949, where he became a prominent figure in the British art scene. His paintings and their and unflinching portrayals of taboo subjects, earned him acclaim. He exhibited widely across Europe and America, gaining recognition for his style that fused Indian themes with Western modernism.


His later move to New York in the 1960s allowed him to engage with the American art scene, where he developed a network that furthered his international presence. Despite facing criticism for his controversial subject matter, Souza remained steadfast in his vision, influencing the trajectory of Indian art for generations. His legacy is reflected in his unyielding commitment to artistic freedom, challenging conventional boundaries and encouraging future artists to explore themes of identity, politics, and society without restraint.

Google reviews

Arian van der Hoeven

Very good service and nice artwork.

in the last week

lisa Vasconcellos

Jess and Celine from MyArtBroker were a pleasure to work with. They provided excellent and fast service. I look forward to being able to work with them again in the future.

in the last week

Michel

Very smooth process and excellent service. Will definitely be my first stop for future purchases.

in the last week

Phil Moore

I used MyArtBroker to sell our Bridget Riley print. It was a very smooth process and I was very happy with the deal. Jasper was clear on the sale and I was kept informed every step of the way. Highly recommended!!

in the last week

Sallyanne McCrory

Celine and Helena went above and beyond to sell my art work for me. I highly recommend My Art Broker to anyone who wants to sell through a trusted company.

a week ago

Abe C

I reached out in order to get an appraisal for my Banksy print and within a day they provided me with an estimate that I can use to insure it. Special thanks to Celine and Leah.

in the last week

Art for sale

Sell Your Art
with Us

Join Our Network of Collectors. Buy, Sell and Track Demand

Submission takes less than 2 minutes & there's zero obligation to sell
The Only Dedicated Print Market IndexTracking 48,500 Auction HistoriesSpecialist Valuations at the Click of a Button Build Your PortfolioMonitor Demand & Supply in Network Sell For Free to our 25,000 Members