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BATTISS, Walter Whall

Born: 1906 01 06
Died: 1982 08 20


Walter Whall Battiss was a South African artist, who is generally considered to be the foremost South African abstract painter and known as the creator of the quirky "Fook Island" concept.

Buildings on this website that relate to Battiss:
House Battiss (Giotto's Hill)
Fook Island, a development of Town Houses built on the Walter Battiss property Giotto's Hill
Walter Battiss Art Museum - Private Hotel

Books citing BATTISS

SAWW & Ken Donaldson (Pty) Ltd. 1958. South African Who's Who 1958 : An illustrated biographical sketch book of South Africans with separate sections for the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and South West Africa. Johannesburg: Ken Donaldson (Pty) Ltd. pp 111

SAWW & Wooten & Gibson. 1963. Who's Who of Southern Africa 1963. Johannesburg: Wooten & Gibson (Pty) Ltd. pp 128

SAWW & Gibson, PJ (Managing Editor). 1965. Who's Who of southern Africa 1965. Johannesburg: Combined Publishers. pp 128