Büchner Carl

Carl Adolph 1921 -2003.
Carl Buchner was born in 1921 in Somerset East. He studied Languages at the Wits University before turning to the arts 1940. Finishing his National Art Teachers certificate under Eric Byrd and Maurice van Essche he went over to teaching at the Pretoria Art Centre.
Buchner taught at various schools in the old Transvaal and was also a lecturer at the Michaelis School of Fine Art.
He served on a selection of boards (Venice and Soa Paulo Biennali) and was an executive member of the SAAA (SA Association of Arts)
After returning from a study tour to Europe in 1964 he retired form teaching in 1970 and started his full time artist career.
Buchner’s subject matter included a variety of stillife, figures landscapes and portraits.
There were various exhibitions for Carl Buchner and his paintings are in collections such as the Hester Rupert Art Museum, Graaff-Reinet, the SA National Gallery, Cape Town and the William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley.

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