He was educated at Sholapur. Passed Intermediate Grade
Drawing Examination from school. 1935-40 Art Education
in Nootan Kalamandir, Bombay, under Shri. G.S. Dandavatimath.
1948 Govt. Diploma in Drawing & Painting, Bombay.
Since 1940, he started sending paintings for Bombay
Art Society Annual Exhb. Participated in All India Exhb.
at Calcutta, Delhi, Hyderabad, Madras, Amritsar, Mysore,
Ahmedabad etc. 1954 One man show of his paintings, `From
Ashes to Life`, Bombay. 1966 National Art Exhibition
of Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. Had in all 40 one
man shows held in India and various other countries
viz. Ceylon, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Nagpur Museum.
Ahmedabad Museum. Kuala Lumpur Museum, Malaysia. Singapore
Museum. Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta.
1948 Won the Governor`s Prize for the best water colour
painting, at Bombay Art Society Diamond Jubilee Exhb.,
Bombay. 1954 Gold medal from Bombay Art Society, for
his painting `Full Moon`, Bombay. 1955 Received the
trophy of The Art Society of India for the best exhibit
at their annual exhb. Received a cash prize of Rs. 1,000,
from the hands of Dr. Rajendra Prasad, at the Second
National Art Exhb. of Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
1960 Received National Award. Received 20 Gold medals
and 24 Silver medals.
He started his career as a landscape painter. He painted
impressionistic landscapes in bold style. He was influenced
by the work of Walter Langhammer and N.S. Bendre. On
the basis of the forms, concepts and colour of mediaeval
miniatures, he evoked his own style from 1955 onwards.
The period of 1960 to 1970 displays the wonderful heights
reached in his style. He painted Indian subjects with
modern techniques and his works presents experimental
attitude. Almelkar had created distinctive style of
drawing and painting especially the eyes so predominantly
as ton attract the attention of the viewer. His lines
bold, rhythmic but sensitive and fascinating. His bright
colour combinations are fresh and pleasing and his colour
harmonies are varied, rich and precise.