Subodh Kerkar received
his initial art education from his artist father, Mr.
Chandrakant Kerkar. By the time he was 15 years old,
Subodh could paint masterly watercolor landscapes which
he exhibited in local galleries in Goa. Subodh was a
student of merit throughout his high school education
and took admission at medical school at the age of 18.
As a student, he was a regular illustrator and cartoonist
for local and national newspapers. After completing
his medical studies in 1983, Subodh ran his own hospital
for 6 years in Goa before giving up his medical profession
for his passion, visual art. In 1991 he worked for Dale
Carnegie Syndicate in Germany illustrating management
books with 100 silent cartoons. For the last 20 years
Subodh has been a full-time practicing artist experimenting
with different media. He lives and works in Goa, India
and is the Founder and Director of the Kerkar Art Complex,
Calangute, Goa, founded in 1992.