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7 Greatest Indian painters Of All Time

1. Maqbool Fida Hussain

(17 September 1915 – 9 June 2011.)

Maqbool Fida Husain widely known as M.F Hussain was a popular Indian artist, a painter par excellence, known for his vivid, lively and intense paintings. He was one of the most eminent art personalities known on an international level.

Hussain was a self-taught artist who has proven to be the art virtuoso time and again, through the depth of his paintings and unmatchable skill. A couple of his brilliant and the most renowned works are, “Horses” and “Mother India”.

Mother India

One of the greatest known artworks of Hussain, “Mother India” or “Bharat Mata” is the representation of the nation as a woman. It is said that the artist acquired the inspiration to create this masterpiece after the dreadful event of losing his mother at an extremely young age. 


This is a marvelous animal painting from the era of abstract expressionism, Horses of the Sun which depicts Hussain’s constant theme of abstract paintings as a sign of portraying self-re-establishment and exuberance.