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Strauss & Co

"What happened to me was this – I had been to Driekopseiland in Griqualand West, and there I found strange drawings and strange symbols on the rocks. I had seen hundreds of them, and I had quite an itch to make my own kinds of things. Now what happened was that I filled my sketchbook with them, thousands of them, …

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Walter Whall Battiss (6 January 1906 – 20 August 1982) was a South African artist, who was generally considered to be the foremost South African abstract painter and known as the creator of the quirky "Fook Island" concept. His works are well known and respected around the world,

Selected exhibitions
2021
Lasting InfluencesGoodman Gallery
2020
EBONY/CURATED at Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2020EBONY/CURATED
2018
Face to FaceDyman Gallery
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Calligraphic Forms

Oil on canvas
15 3/5 × 11 3/5 in
39.5 × 29.5 cm
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Strauss & Co

"What happened to me was this – I had been to Driekopseiland in Griqualand West, and there I …

Medium
Signature
Signed

Walter Whall Battiss (6 January 1906 – 20 August 1982) was a South African artist, who was generally considered to be the foremost South African abstract painter and known as the creator of the quirky "Fook Island" concept. His works are well known and respected around the world,

Selected exhibitions (3)
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