1917-23 Studied at Ketkar Institute of Art, Bombay.
1928 Diploma in Painting, Govt. of Maharashtra, Bombay.
1932-34 Studied at Royal College of Art, London.
1932 Exhibited painting titled Round Table Conference,
Imperial Institute, London. 1937 Solo exhb. Inaugurated
by Maharaja of Mandi, New Delhi. 1954, 56, 58 Solo exhb.,
Bombay. 1973 Exhb. of 51 Paintings depicting the first
hundred years of the freedom movement (1757-1856), inaugurated
by Indira Gandhi, Birla Bhavan, New Delhi.
2004 Manifestations II, organised by Delhi Art Gallery,
Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery,
- Parliament House, New Delhi. Sangeet Natak Academy,
1929 Maharaja of Bhavnagars Prize, Bombay. 1930 Silver
Medal, Bombay Art Society, Bombay. 1931 Gold Medal,
Bombay Art Society, Bombay. 1955 Awarded Tamra Patra,
Govt. of India. 1957, 59, 61 Filmfare Award, for Art
Direction, Bombay. 1957 Awarded Film Journalists Association
Trophy, Bombay. 1968 Awarded Padmashri, Govt of India.
Acharekar remained in the forefront of portrait paintings,
especially of the commemorative genre, for more than
forty years. He was also an educationist and a successful
art director who raised art direction to a new height
in the field of cinema. His interest and superb ability
in live portraiture is apparent in the ease and rapidity
of his renditions of human figures, retaining their
character and likeness. It was the perfect academic
discipline gained in his early life, the sheet anchor
of his artistic credo, which facilitated these easy
renderings. It must be noted that he remained alive
to change and rejuvenate, evolving gradually without
sudden revolutionary mutations. He remained very much
his own master with no direct and obvious influences
of any isms.
1923 Appointed as Junior Teacher, Ketkar Institute
of Art, Bombay. 1937-39 Deputy Director, J.J. School
of Art, Bombay. 1948-56 Principal, Academy of Art, Bombay.