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A Childhood in India
1933 - 1950
First Years in England
1950 - 1955
The Poet vs. The Painter
1955 - 1962
1963 - 1969
1963 - 1980
1967 - 1972
1972 - 1986
1986 - 1990
1990 - 2010
1939 - 44
Attends St Sebastianne School and St Xaviers High School for Boys in Bombay and then St Mary's Senior Cambridge School, Mount Abu, Rajasthan.
Travels to a post-war England on the P&O steamship 'SS Mooltan' to study accountancy but abandons this soon after. Stays with his artist brother, FN Souza, in London's Chalk Farm.
Starts a refresher English course at the International Language Club in East Croydon while studying for his accountancy exams.
1951 - 53
Studies life drawing at St Martin's School of Art, London.
Travels extensively around Europe, primarily to avoid conscription. Explores jewellery design.
1954 - 55
Conscripted into National Service in the Royal Air Force and is stationed in Dumfries, Scotland.
Returns to India. Works with the Life Insurance Corporation in Bombay, writing poetry and painting at this time.
Starts painting professionally.
First one-man exhibition at Bombay Artist Aid Centre.
Commissioned by Dr Homi Bhabha to paint a 12-foot 'Urban Landscape' mural for Tata Iron and Steel, Bombay.
Gives poetry readings sponsored by the British Council, Bombay, the Bombay English Association and the Max Mueller Bhawan, New Delhi.
Exhibits at 'Ten Indian Painters', Madras which tours several cities in Europe and North America.
Settles permanently in England.
Awarded a grant from the Congrés pour la Liberté de la Culture [Congress for Cultural Freedom], Paris.
Nominated for All India Gold Medal.
Founder member of the
Indian Painters Collective, UK
with Gajanan D Bhagwat, L B Chavan, Balraj Khanna, Yashwant Mali, S V Rama Rao and Ibrahim Wagh (seven Indian painters living in the UK).
Lectures on Indian art and culture for the Commonwealth Institute.
Founder Member of the multi-cultural
Rainbow Art Group
Indian Artists Collective
with Balraj Khanna, Yashwant Mali and Ibrahim Wagh.
Indian Artists United Kingdom Group (iauk)
with Avinash Chandra, Prafull Dave, Balraj Khanna, Yashwant Mali, Prafulla Mohanti, Suresh Vedak, Ibrahim Wagh and Mohammed Zakir.
Starts to exhibit extensively in Germany.
Returns to India for one-man show in Delhi.
Displays one painting at British Art Fair, after a long absence.
Dies at home on Christmas Day, London.
retrospective is held at Asia House, London.
2016 - 17
project exploring the artist's life and work wins Heritage Lottery Fund support as part of the 2017 UK-India 'Year of Culture'.
© Lancelot Ribeiro 2019