The Print Collection
Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002)

Francis Newton Souza engaged in printmaking sparingly throughout his career. 

Savoir-faire is a very fine example of an etching that is so well executed that it resembles, at first sight, a drawing. The physical bodies are extremely well delineated, with the male nude detailed to a degree that was rare in his works. Aspects of light and shading accentuate this further. The distorted faces above the handsome torsos of his protagonists highlight the sharp difference between the two, but what is the more remarkable is the palm and fingers of his male figure that, reaching across in an attempt to caress the female genitals, serve as an example of a tool of both pain and pleasure. 

Francis Newton Souza - Savoir-faire
Etching AP, 25 1/2” x 17 3/8”

Francis Newton Souza - Untitled (Three figures)
Etching, 11” x 8 1/4”

Francis Newton Souza - Untitled (Head of a man)
Lithograph, 18 1/2” x 13 1/4”