Walter Battiss
South African (1982 – 1982)
In addition to being a prolific painter and printmaker, Walter Battiss (South African, 1906-1982) was a passionate student of Southern African rock art, publishing no fewer than seven books on the subject in the 1940s and 50s. The elongated figures typical of his art were directly inspired by his large collection of rock art photographs and tracings. In the 1960s his work was characterised by a sg

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