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Battiss, Walter (1906–1982) By Peter, Judy

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1526-1
Published: 02/05/2017
Retrieved: 01 October 2023, from


Walter Battiss was a leading South African painter, printmaker, author, educator and academic, well known for his non-representational oil paintings, impressionistic water colours and symbolic prints. During the 1930s, Batiss made ground-breaking contributions to the disciplines of painting and print-making in South Africa.

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Peter, Judy. "Battiss, Walter (1906–1982)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 1 Oct. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1526-1

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