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Walter Battiss

The artists of the rocks

Published: Red Fawn Press, Pretoria, 1948

Edition: First

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The Artists of the rocks by Walter Battiss, Red Fawn Press , Pretoria. Limited and signed, no. 232 of 500 copies.

Orange cloth , no dust jacket. Very slight ware on upper and lower corners of the spine.

The book consists of100 pages of text, 15 tipped in colour plates plus 3 tipped in black and white photographs, also 47 illustrated pages.

Walter Battiss was raised in Koffiefontein in the Western Cape. The area is well known for its abundance of rock paintings by early man, this and the link to prehistoric art in France and Spain laid the foundation for his interest in this area of art.

After his visits to Europe he worked as a teacher and during his holidays he painted and made engravings at various sites in South Africa and Rhodesia. His background as a Draughtsman and as an artist helped him in his understanding of these primitive forms of art.

  • Jacket Condition: No jacket
  • Binding Condition: Very good.
  • Overall Condition: Very good.
  • Size: 28.5 cm x 23 cm
  • Sold By: Hemingways Books
  • Contact Person: Noel Hunt
  • Country: South Africa
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