Remembering Sayed Haider Raza
Thriving in creative conundrum, Sayed Haider Raza’s art was a reflection of his spiritual inclination. Remembered for his deep meditation upon each creation – today, Raza is fondly reminisced by enthusiasts across the globe, writes Uma Nair.
"Many of us felt [in 1953] the need to leave for a country where art was a vital, essential activity. In India at the time, although there was a good working atmosphere, we did not feel the same stimulus as we would in Paris, for example, which was where many of us wanted to go... Instead of retreating to an 'ashram' in the Himalayas to meditate, we came to Paris."