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Eagle Man and Rider
Bronze
58 x 39 cm
 

 

Tissa Ranasinghe was born in Yogiyana, Sri Lanka, and studied painting in Colombo, and sculpture at the Chelsea School of Art in the 1950s. He went on to learn bronze casting at the Royal College of Art, London, where he would later teach.

His bronzes have been exhibited in cities across the world, including Colombo, Tokyo, Sao Paolo, Montreal, Kathmandu, Edinburgh, London (including repeatedly with the Royal Academy of Arts), and most recently in a solo show at the National Gallery, Bangkok. His work can be found in numerous public collections, including London County Council, Museum of Modern Art, Malmo, Sweden and the Government of Sri Lanka, for whom he has completed a number of commissions including statues of three Prime Ministers and the first Governor General. He currently lives and works in southwest London.