Dhruva Mistry, RA, FRBS (born 1957, Kanjari, Gujarat, India) is a well-known sculptor and printmaker. He studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India 1974-81, and gained a British Council Scholarship to the Royal College of Art, London where he studied from 1981-83. He was artist in residence at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge 1984-85 and had a solo show there in 1985, his first in Britain. Mistry exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1988 was elected RA in 1991, he being the youngest Academician elected since J M W Turner, and he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors 1993. He represented Britain in the 3rd Rodin Grand Prize Exhibition held in Japan 1990 and was also represented in the Arts Council Recent British Sculpture show 1993-94. Mistry returned to India 1997 to take up his appointment as Professor, Head of Sculpture and Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University of Baroda. His work is held in many public collections internationally including Arts Council; Contemporary Art Society, London; National Museum of Wales; National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; Roopankar Museum of Fine Art, Bhopal; Tate Gallery; The British Council; The British Museum; The British Library; The Hakone Open Air Museum, Japan; Victoria & Albert Museum; and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton.
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