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M. K. Kelkar was born on 27th October 1916. He has studied under guidance of S. L. Haldankar for five years and completed course in painting from Sir. J. J. School of Art, Mumbai.

He has done several solo shows from 1961 to 2005 in India and Baharain, U. K. and Russia. He has participated in one group show in 1992 which was at Hampton Art Gallery. He is honoured as his name was selected as a subject for thesis given to a Student of Vikram Mahavidyalaya, Ujjain for Ph. D. in Fine Arts.

He has visited entire India and Major countries in Abroad.

Date of Birth
  • 27th October 1916
Education
  • As a disciple of Late Shri. S. L. Haldankar from 1935 to 1940. Shri. S. L. Haldankar was a Master of Watercolours. Completed course in Painting from Sir. J. J. School of Art, Mumbai
Exhibitions
  • 2005 : Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2004 : Sir J. J. School of Applied Art, Mumbai
  • 2003 : Chatrapati Shivaji Krida Kendra, Mumbai
  • 2001 : Russian Culture Centre, Mumbai
  • 2001 : Yaroslavl Art Museum, Russia
  • 2000 : Kala Academy, Goa
  • 1999 : Yashwantrao Chavan Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1998 : Pune
  • 1996 : Cosmic Art Gallery, Singapore
  • 1992 : Art Space Richmond, U. K.
  • 1991 : On 75th Birthday at Savarkar Hall, Mumbai
  • 1989 : Baharain, Sponsored by Ministry of Information, Baharain
  • 1983 : Bal Gandharva Kala Dalan, Pune
  • 1974 : Gallery Taj Caribe, New York, USA
  • 1972 : Simla
  • 1970 : Nagpur
  • 1970 : Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1968 : Yeotmal
  • 1966 : Delhi
  • 1966 : Taj Art Gallery
  • 1966 : Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1962 : Manali, Himachal Pradesh
  • 1961 : Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Group Show
  • 1992 : Group show with five water colourists of Britain in Hampton Art Gallery
Honours & Awards
  • Honoured by Art Society of India, Mumbai and All India Fine Art Society, Delhi for his contribution towards promotion of Art
  • Honoured as artist selected as a subject for thesis given to Mrs. Purnima Vyas, a student of Vikram Mahavidyalaya, Ujjain for Ph. D. in Fine Arts
Collection
  • Tata Group of companies
  • Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai
  • Government House, Simla
  • National Museum, Baharain
  • Goa Kala Academy, Goa
  • Mr. Chogyal- King of Sikkim
  • Many more in collection of private and corporate in India, London, Baharain, Paris and Australia
Countries visited
  • Entire India from Leh to Nathula and from Kashmir to Kanyakumari
  • Far East - Singapore, Thailand, Hongkong and Phillipines
  • Middle East - U.A.E. and Baharain
  • West - Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Holland, England and Scotland
  • Far West - U.S.A. and Canada
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