Maqbool Fida Husain, Indian, 1915 to 2011, oil painting on canvas depicting a genre scene with a drawn cart and human figures. Signed lower right. Provenance: from the collection of Shamshad Husain. Completed with an original Certificate of Authenticity, signed by Shamshad Husain and dated, October 2011. Maqbool Husain is known for Large scale Indian history and culture painting. After a brief stint at the Indore Art College, Husain migrated to Mumbai and supported himself painting cinema hoardings. In 1947 he became a founder member of the Progressive Artists' Group, and in 1968, he won the Golden Bear for his film Through the Eyes of a Painter. His work showed in major solo exhibitions around the world up until the final years of his life, including, most recently, the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., USA, and the Asia Art Gallery in London. It also showed in many important international exhibitions, in cities like Geneva, New York, Washington D.C., Oxford, and at the Tate Gallery, London 1982. In 1971, his work showed alongside Picassos at the Sao Paulo Biennial. He was honored copiously throughout his life. He received honorary doctorates from Benares Hindu University, Jamia Millia Islamia and Mysore University. Between 1986 and 1992, he was a Member of Parliament in India. One of a kind artwork.