P D Dhumal (b. 1950)
Uttarayan Art Foundation, Vadodara, 2013
Purshottam D. Dhumal was born in 1950 in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh and completed his BFA Painting and MFA in Print making from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University, Baroda. He has done solo shows in New Delhi and Mumbai and many groups shows with eminent artists.
He has won several awards at Gujarat Lalit Kala Akademi. He has attended and coordinated various workshops and camps worldwide in countries like China, Egypt, Spain, USA, UK, Thailand, etc. He also served as the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and was the Head of the Department of Graphic Arts from 1976 to 2012.
He has also been instrumental in helping to set up the Uttarayan Art foundation, Vadodara with the industrialist Mr. Rakesh Agrawal. The institute also houses many of Dhumal’s sculpture’s and has become a very active space for artists to collectively experiment, discuss and ideate on their art practices.
He is married to fellow artist Rini Dhumal and lives and works in Vadodara.