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Shamshad Husain View Artworks of Shamshad Husain Back to Artist

Born in 1946 at Bombay, Shamshad Husain completed his Diploma in Painting from College of Fine Arts, Baroda and Post-Graduation from the Royal College of Art, London.

The son of illustrious artist M.F. Hussain, Shamshad Hussain has carved a distinct identity for himself in the art world. Known for depicting nature in his works, the artist, through his paintings, explores the deterioration of environment and the harmful effects of onset of pollution in Indian cities. The way Shamshad Hussain’s colour palette undergoes a transformation from greens to browns, blacks and grays and browns mirrors this constant deterioration of nature.

The artist has held solo exhibitions in Hyderabad, Bombay, Delhi, Baroda, Madras, Bangalore and in Copenhagen, West Germany, London and Geneva. Has also participated in group shows held all over India and in Australia, Switzerland, London, USA, Japan, Turkey, USSR and in Cairo, Egypt titled “Husain, Husain and Husain”

Shamshad has won the National Award, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi; Govt. of India Fellowship. He was commissioned by various organizations both in India and abroad to execute Metal Relief Sculptures, Murals and Paintings.


1979-80 Post Graduation ,Royal College of Art, London


1968, 74, 83 Hyderabad 1969, 70, 71, 72, 74, 76, 78, 83, 86, 91, 2001 Bombay Pundole Art Gallery 1968, 69, 70, 71, 75, 79, 84, 89, 91, 92, 2000 Dhoomimal Gallery, Gita Art Gallery & Vadehra Art Gallery, Delhi 1983 Baroda 1973 Copenhagen, Denmark 1973, 80, 84 Hoffiem, Werl, West Germany 1973 London 1974, 75, 78 Geneva, Switzerland, Gallery Denberg 1986 Madras 1987 Bangalore


1964, 65, 66 Gujarat State Annual Exhibition 1965, 70, 71, 74, 77, 83, 84, 85 National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi 1975, 78, 86 Triennale International, New Delhi 1977 Perth Festival, Australia 1969, 71 Art Today I & II, New Delhi 1973, 75, 77 Group Show of Gallery Denberg, Geneva, Switzerland 1979, 1986 'Kala Yatra' Exhibition, Delhi, Calcutta, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Goa, Madras, Cochin, Kualalumpur, London 1980, 82 AIFACS, New Delhi 1980 Royal College of Art Annual Exhibition, London 1980 Asian Youth Festival, London 1981, 82, 85, 88 Sahitya Kala Parishad Annual Exhibition, New Delhi 1982 Inaugural Exhibition of Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal 1980, 1985 Drawing and Print Annual Exhibition, Chandigarh 1984, 85 “Five Artists” Exhibition, Hyderabad, Bombay, New Delhi, Calcutta, Bangalore, Madras 1984 Tokyo Biennale Tokyo, Japan 1985 Asian Art, Fukuoka Museum, Fukuoka, Japan 1985-86 Travelling Print Exhibition, USA 1986 Asian Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh 1986 Ankara Biennale, Ankara, Turkey 1988 Indian Festival in USSR 1986, 88 Bhopal Biennale I & II 1973, 75, 77 Geneva, Switzerland 1991 Husain, Husain and Husain, Cairo, Egypt Helpage India 1991, 1993 Artist Alert – Sahmat 1989, Postcards for Gandhi – Sahmat 1995, Gift for India – Sahmat 1997, Drawing Gallery Espace 1994, Graphics Gallery Espace 1996, Christies London & Vadehra Art Gallery – 1995, Indian Contemporary Art Post - Independence, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery NGMA 1997, Art for Charity - Bombay 1999. Artists Camps in Haryana, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kasouli, Srinagar, Leh, Orissa, Baroda, Manali, Mauritius, Goa


Collection reached all over the world acquired by great collectors.

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