Prabhakar Kolte was born in 1946, in a village called Nerurpar of District Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. He received his Diploma from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1968. He also taught there between 1972 and 1984. The artist has a number of solo shows to his credit and has participated in many important group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. He has many awards to his credits including “Walter Lang hammer Award” by Indo-German Cultural Society, Mumbai, 1978; “Kavi Kusuma raj Award” and “Rupdhar – Award” for contribution in art of painting, by the Bombay Art Society, in 2010; “Doctorate” for his contribution in the field of art, by Gwalior University, 2015; “Druga Bhagwat Award” for his Book ‘From Art to Art – a compilation of various articles on art, in 2010. He also got Scholarship as Researcher by Govt. of India in 1982-84 along with British Council’s Visitor ship to England in 1986.