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Walter Battiss

Full name: Walter Whall Battiss
Gender: Male
Born: January 6, 1906 in Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Died: August 20, 1982 in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Walter Battiss is regarded as the most important abstract painter from Africa. He studied in Johannesburg, and received his Master of Arts degree at 35-years-old. He also wrote many art books, articles, founded the magazine De Arte, and created the so-called Fook Island (island of the imagination), in which he composed the real life with all the figures and materials that existed in the real world as well. He created a map, imaginary people, plants, animals, a history as well as a set of postage stamps, currency, passports and driver's licenses and even its own language.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 42 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Engravings And Etchings South Africa RSA 3 Bronze
1948 Summer 42 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings South Africa RSA HM

Mixed Painting, Engravings And Etchings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 42 London Art Competitions South Africa Final Standings 3 Seaside Sport

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 42 London Art Competitions South Africa Final Standings HM The Quagga Race
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