Francis Newton Souza was born in 1924 in Saligao, Goa. Souza’s unbridled, graphic style creates interesting and powerful images. His gamut of subjects covers still life, landscape, nudes and icons of Christianity, portrayed with an unorthodox and unrestrained quality. Souza’s works have reflected the influence of various schools of art: the folk art of his native Goa, the forceful paintings of the Renaissance, the religious zeal of the Catholic Church, the landscapes of the 18th and 19th century Europe and the path-breaking paintings of the moderns. Souza is fascinated with the friction and the sexual tension between a man and a woman involved in a relationship and tends to explore the same in his paintings.