M S Murthy (b. 1960)
With a Diploma in Drawing, Painting and Modelling in 1982, Murthy has participatedin many State, National and International exhibitions and is a recipient of prestigiousawards at the national and international levels and has a score of solo exhibitionsto his credit. He has a doctorate D. Litt from Hampi University, Karnataka, forhis work on “Pictures of Child Mind”. He has researched in Rural India for thedoctoral thesis. He has presented several research papers and conducted variousworkshops.His first book in Kannada titled “Desi Nagu” – Collections of Essays -2006, hasreceived the Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award and his first play in Kannada‘Yasshodhare Malagiralilla’ based on Buddha’s Philosophy -2007, was adjudged asthe best regional play by AIR, Bangalore.Iran academy of Arts has honored him with a Biennale International Award forhis work titled ‘The Light’ in 2003. He is also a recipient of Rajyostava Award,Government of Karnataka in 2010, for his contributions in the field of art. Hiswork is in the permanent collections at National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi and with many art collectors across India and Abroad. Presently, he lives andworks in Bangalore.