• S.H.Raza

    S.H. RAZA(Syed Haider Raza )

    Born 1922 in Babaria, Madhya Pradesh, India

    Nagpur School of Art, Nagpur (1939-43)
    Studied at Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai (1943-47)
    Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris (1950-53)

    Since he began painting in the early 1940s in India, Raza’s subject, style and technique have evolved in distinct stages through his migration to France, his interaction with Abstract Expressionism through the 1950s and 1960s and his return to a core Indian aesthetic philosophy in the 1970’s. These periods of Raza’s work, though distinct, form a continuum – one that is a testament to the artist’s constant negotiation to develop his painterly vision. Breaking away from frames like nation and specific locations in time and space, Raza’s body of work is trans-cultural in its appeal, making this retrospective an especially significant event for Indian Art on a worldwide stage.

    Select Solo Exhibitions

    2007 Raza; a retrospective, Saffronart, New York
    2006 Rang Ras – S. H. Raza, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
    Metamorphosis, Aryan Art Gallery, Mumbai, Delhi and Hong Kong
    2005 Saffronart and Berkeley Square Gallery, London and New York
    Aryan Art Gallery, Delhi
    Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2004 Aryan Art Gallery, Delhi
    2002 Jehangir Art Gallery, Sharan Apparao Gallery, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
    1999 Gallery Art 54, New York
    1997 Le Parcons du regard, Oletta, Corsices, France
    Galleri Grewal Mohanjeet, Paris
    Roopankar Museum of Fine Arts, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi.
    1994 L’Artheque d’Enterprise, Group Michel Ferrier, Echirolle, Grenoble
    1992 Jehangir Nicholsan Museum, National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai
    Parcours des Arts, La Louvesc, France
    1991 Galerie Eterso, Cannes

    Select Group Exhibitions

    2005 Aicon Gallery, New York
    2004 Aryan Art Gallery, Delhi
    S. H. Raza and Manish Pushkale – Recent Works’, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
    Art Musings, Mumbai
    2003 Des duos et des couples, Aixen Provence, France (with Pablo Picasso and Francoise Gillot)
    2002 Jane Woorhese Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2001,2002 Saffronart and Pundole Art Gallery, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York
    2001 Indian Contemporary Fine Art, Saffronart and Apparao Galleries, Los Angeles
    Symphony in White’, Gallery 7, Mumbai
    Cultural Ties, Kapil Jariwala Gallery, London
    2000 Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.
    Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

    Awards and Scholarships

    2007 Awarded the ‘Padma Bhushani’, by the Goevrnment of India
    2004 Lalit Kala Ratna Puraskar, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    1981 Awarded the ‘Padma Shri’, by the Goevrnment of India
    Elected Fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    Awarded Kalidas Sanman National Award, Government of Madhya Pradesh
    1956 Awarded the ‘Prix de la Critique’, Paris
    1948 Gold Medal, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
    1946 Silver Medal, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai