Celebrating the creative genius and great art of F N Souza
Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts in collaboration with Saffronart and Grosvenor Gallery is delighted to announce a landmark exhibition of works by Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002) titled `SOUZA in the 40s’ on Sunday, December 16, 2018, 6 pm. Francis Newton Souza was born in Saligao, Goa and joined the J.J. School of Art in 1940 after being expelled from St Xavier’s College for truancy and doing pornographic drawings in the toilets. He did not last long at the J.J. School of Art either and was again expelled in 1945 by Charles Gerrard the British principal, as Souza and his friends had taken down the Union Jack and started a riot. This rebellion was just the beginning for Souza. He, along with some fellow artists then set about challenging the Annual Bombay Art Society, where the art exhibits were old fashioned and native artists had to wait in line behind the white ‘memsahibs’. Souzaand his fellow artists forged an alliance and published their manifesto in 1948. They called themselves
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