Carl Buchner

Born in Somerset East in 1921

Died in Cape Town in 2003

He was a painter of portraits, landscapes, still life, interiors and street scenes. Works in oil and acrylic.


1940-44 Witwatersrand Technical College, under Eric Byrd, Phyllis Gardner, Elizabeth Macadam, and Maurice Van Essche, gaining a National Art Teachers Certificate.


 - An executive member of the SAAA. - 1964 chairman of the National Committee of the SAAA. - 1944-54 taught at several Transvaal Schools and at the Pretoria Art Centre - 1954 Art Inspector for the Cape Education Department - 1956 Head of the PJ Olivier Art Centre, Stellenbosch - 1959-70 lectured at the Michaelis school of Fine Art. - For many years a trustee of the SA National Gallery, Cape Town. - 1962 an Art Critic for Die Burger; also an Art Critic for The Cape Times and a writer of articles on art and artitsts for various magazines. - 1967 wrote the introduction toBuchner, Carl

- Van Essche, Tafelberg, Cape Town. A Painting entitled "Karroo Village" was reproduced by AA Balkema, Cape Town. 1957-58 and 1964 study tours of Europe.


He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in SA, Zimbabwe and Argentina; 1954 first of several solo exhibitions held in SA; 1956 and 1960 Quadrennial Exhibitions; 1982 Cape Town Triennial.


1963 Artist of Fame and Promise Award.


Hester Rupert Art Museum, Graaff-Reinet; Pietersburg Collection; Pretoria Art Museum; Rand Afrikaans University; SA National Gallery, Cape Town; University of the Orange Free State; University of South Africa; William Annadale Art Gallery, Lichtenburg; William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley.