David Botha

Born: 1918, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa Died: 1995, Kleinplaas, South Africa

A painter of landscapes , still life, seascapes, figures and wildlife. Works in oil.

Artist CV

Studies

Mainly self-taught but during the early 1940’s studied at the Natal Technical College.

Profile

 1940-47 a professional guitar player in night-clubs. During WWII joined the Natal Field Artillery. 1948 lived in Knysna; 1954 moved to Johannesburg. Established and an Art Gallery in Ramsgate, Natal. 1985-86 lived in Underberg, Natal; 1987 in Pietermaritzburg. Has lived and worked throughout SA and visited Madagascar in 1973.

Exhibitions

1956 Herbert Evans Gallery, Johannesburg, first of many solo exhibitions held in SA

Represented

Pretoria Art Museum; University of Stellenbosch.

Public Commission

1971 commissioned by the Johannesburg Turf Club to paint a painting of Turffontein Race Course for the Victoria Turf Club, Melbourne, Australia.

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