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


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


 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.


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


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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