Syed Haider Raza, Indian, French, 1922 to 2016, oil painting on canvas an abstract geometrical composition, 1999. Signed and dated, lower right. Syed Raza is known for Abstract, highly colored painting, landscape, circle shapes, symbolism. Syed Haider Raza Alais S.H. Raza is an eminent Indian artist who has lived and worked in France since 1950, but maintains strong ties with India. His works are mainly abstracts in oil or acrylic, with a very rich use of color, replete with icons from Indian cosmology as well as its philosophy. He was awarded the Padma Shri and Fellowship of the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1981 and Padma Bhushan in 2007. He became India's priciest modern artist on June 10, 2010. One of a kind artwork.