Mitchell Crites

Mitchell A. K. Crites

Art historian

Mitchell A. K. Crites is an American art historian, who has lived, researched and worked in India and across the Islamic world for more than forty-five years. His primary focus has been the revival of traditional South Asian and Islamic arts and crafts, about which he regularly writes and lectures. He has coordinated a number of prestigious art and architectural projects, working with thousands of artists, carvers and calligraphers to realise them, including Lakshmi Mittal’s home in London, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and the restoration of the historic Jal Mahal Water Palace in Jaipur. Crites also serves as senior cultural advisor to the Turquoise Mountain Institute for the revival of traditional Afghan and Saudi arts and crafts.