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Goenchi Mathi

A happy Goan village scene (on paper 10x15in) was estimated at £4,000-6,000 and shot up to £22,000 (£27,000, $39,930 incl premium) at an auction held at Christie’s in 2010

☛ Do you know who was artist?
Well, here are some hints. He was Goan from the village of‎ Saligao. He was expelled from St. Xavier’s College (Bombay) for drawing graffiti in the loo. He claimed he was only correcting the original graffiti because it was so bad but the priests didn’t buy that. Later he was suspended from the prestigious Sir J. J. School of Art, in 1945 because of his support for theQuit India Movement. He was also the founding member of the ‘Progressive Artists’ Group of Bombay‘, and was the first post-independence Indian artist to achieve high recognition in the West.

Can you name this Goan artist?

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