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I kept on trying to use so many media and ideas in my work because our horizon is so vast and Indian culture is so rich that I think what we are today, culturally, we have a unique position and I don't think one lifetime is enough to encompass it. ---->>>

India is my motherland. ---->>>

I think you don't do work for controversy alone, and whenever you do new work which people don't understand and they say it is done to create controversy. ---->>>

Mostly people are ignorant, what is the language of painting. You know, they're ignorant. It is so difficult to make them aware, but time will teach them. ---->>>

All this talk about inspiration and moment is nonsense. ---->>>

I only give expression to the instincts from my soul. ---->>>

They can put me in a jungle. Still, I can create. ---->>>

Ninety-nine percent of Indian people loved me and they still love me. ---->>>

I am an Indian and a painter, that's all. ---->>>

I am like a folk painter. Paint and move ahead. ---->>>

I have not intended to denigrate or hurt the beliefs of anyone through my art. ---->>>

I'm an Indian-origin painter. I will remain so to my last breath. ---->>>

Wherever I find love I will accept it. ---->>>


Born: 09-17, 1915
Birthplace: Pandharpur, Maharashtra, British India
Die: 06-09, 2011
Occupation: Artist

Maqbool Fida Husain (17 September 1915 – 9 June 2011) was a modern Indian painter of international acclaim, and a founding member of The Progressive Artists Group of Bombay (PAG). Husain was associated with Indian modernism in the 1940s. His early association with the Progressive Artist's Group, or "PAG of Bombay" used modern technique, and was inspired by the "new" India after The Partition of 1947 (wikipedia)