About ArtistAlmelkar was born in Ahemdabad, Gujarat. He joined Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai and graduated in 1948. In early days of learning he was influenced by works of Bendre and Langhammer. He won the Governor's award at Bombay Art Society exhibition in 1948 In 1954 he won the Gold Medal of Bombay Art Society. This was followed by series of prestigious awards such as Art Society of India in 1955, Lalit Kala Academy Award in 1956 and 1960. Around 20 gold medals and 24 silver medals were awarded to the legend for his incredible art and 40 solo exhibitions at his credit which were not only in India but in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Ceylon.
Gold Medal of Bombay Art Society, Art Society of IndiaLalit Kala Academy Award