Walter Meyer was born in 1965 in Aliwal North. After matriculating with a distinction in Art he obtains a BA degree in Fine Art at the University of Pretoria. He continues his studies at the Staatliche Kunstakademie’ in Dusseldorf under Professor Michael Buthe travelling extensively through Europe and the USA.
Walter is a painter and graphic artist of landscapes, portraits, still life, wildlife and abstract pictures. He works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, ink, wash, pencil, charcoal, various graphic media and also sculpts in wood. Dilapidated buildings and strikingly atmospheric, simple town and landscapes are simple characteristics of his artworks.
1984 New Signatures Exhibition, SAAA, Pretoria
1985 Solo exhibition, Pierneef Gallery, Pretoria
Group exhibition “Junger Westen”, Recklinghausen
Group exhibition “Perspectiven 3” Dusseldorf Kunsthalle, Germany
1986 Two man exhibition with Ansger Piesche, Ratigen
Group exhibition “Mini Show” Gallerie Now, New York
Group exhibition “The Emerging Collector”, New York
Group exhibition “Michael Buthe und seine Klasse”, Bonn
1987 New Signatures Exhibition, SAAA, Pretoria
Standard Bank National Drawing Exhibition
1988 Three man exhibition, Gallery 21, Johannesburg
1990 Solo exhibition, The Loft gallery, Windhoek, Namibia
1991 Exhibits and works as resident artist, Dal Josafat Art Foundation, Paarl
Private solo exhibition, Johannesburg
Group exhibition, “Some Innocent Eyes”, Newtown Gallery, Jhb.
1993 Four person exhibition, Newtown Gallery, Jhb
Volkskas Atelier travelling group exhibition
Group exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Jhb.
1994 ‘New Signatures’ exhibition, SAAA, Pretoria
Solo exhibition, ‘Present in the Landscape’, Newtown Gallery, Jhb
Group exhibition “The Walls Sing”, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein
1995 “Groundswell”, Contemporary S A Art, Mermaid Theatre, London
Solo exhibition, Newtown Gallery, Jhb
1996 Four man exhibition “Landscapes of SA”, Art First Gallery, Cork Street, London
1997 Solo exhibition, NSA Gallery, Durban
Solo exhibition, Old Arts Gallery, University of Pretoria
Group exhibition “Lifetimes, an exhibition of SA Art”, Munchen
Group exhibition “Cyst: Works in paint”, The Castle, Cape Town
1998 Group exhibition, Open Window Gallery, Pretoria
Private exhibition, Cape Town
1999 Two-man exhibition with Guy de Toit at Knysna Fine Art
Solo exhibition at Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein.
Solo exhibition, South African Embassy, Paris, France.
Solo exhibition at Louise Hennings, Cape Town.
2000 Solo exhibition, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia.
2001 Solo exhibition, ‘The Platteland’, Johans Borman Fine Art Gallery, Cape Town
2003 Solo exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg
2004 Three-man Exhibition with Jacobus Kloppers and Erik Laubscher, Johans Borman Fine Art Gallery, Cape Town
2005 Solo exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town
2005 Solo exhibition, Upington
2007 Solo exhibition, Johans Borman Fine Art Gallery
2009 ‘Art that inspires’ Anniversary exhibition at Johans Borman Fine Art Gallery, Cape Town.
‘New Signatures’ 1984 – First Prize for Painting
‘New Signatures’ 1987 – First Prize for Drawing
FNB ‘Vita Art Now’ Awards 1994 – Merit Award
City Coucil of Pretoria
Dal Josafat Arts Foundation
Durban Art Gallery
Gauteng Provincial Administration
Ogilvy & Mather
Power Corporation, Canada
Pretoria Art Museum
Reader’s Digest (N.Y.)
Rupert Art Foundation
SA National Gallery, Cape Town
SA Reserve Bank
University of Pretoria