Walter Battiss - 154 artworks - painting
Walter Battiss lived in the XX cent., a remarkable figure of South African Naïve Art (Primitivism) and Abstract Art. Find more works of this artist at Wikiart.org – best visual art database.
Having recently read a short piece on Walter Battiss' Fook Island, this vintage skirt seemed to me the perfect piece to channel Battiss' utopian island ideals. Walter Battiss (1906-1982) is widely considered the most important South African painter of the 20th century. Influenced by Ndebele beadwork, calligraphy, and archaeology, Battiss traveled throughout Africa creating religiously symbolic work that gained an international following after a visit to Europe in 1949, where he met and…