Anna Vorster graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Fine Arts degree in 1952, at the same time as Wits Group painters Christo Coetzee, Nel Erasmus, Larry Scully, Cecil Skotnes, Gordon Vorster, and Esmé Berman. She received a two-year scholarship to study in London and Paris and was educated at the Slade School of Art, where William Coldstream and Graham Sutherland, Henry Moore, and Lucien Freud are just a few of the artists who have influenced me. She studied under André Lhote at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, where she shared a room with Nel Erasmus. In London, her flexible but broadly realist approach shifted to a more Fauvist color palette and severe abstract aesthetic, probably influenced by Lhote’s late career devotion to Cubism. were among the teaching team.