Born in Pune, Datta Thombare obtained his Diploma in Art from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai. He is a recipient of various awards including the Maharashtra State Award, Bombay Art Society Award, prize at the South-Central Zone, Nagpur. He has also participated in various exhibitions organized by State Art Society (Maharashtra), AIFACS (New Delhi), Chatak Show, Nehru Center Mumbai and The Art Society of India.
A recipient of many awards, artist Dattatraya Thombare composes abstract forms and realistic images such that the resultant images become a fusion of representation and non-representational concepts. Using a beautiful blend of colours and figures in a multi-dimensional background adds an added dimension and depth to his works.
The artist currently teaches in an art college in Mumbai.