David Botha (1921-1995)
Born in Graaf Reinet, Botha trained as a teacher and after international travels, went on to study at the Camberwell school of Art, London. Alongside his teaching posts, he advanced as both painter and graphic artist. His most notable works are those of winter Cape scenes, especially those depicting Paarl and Stellenbosch. Regarded as a prominent component of the second group of Cape Impressionists, Botha was heavily influenced by Naude, Wenning and Spilhaus, and later with Boonzaier and McCaw. A prolific artist, his works can be found in collections throughout the world, as well as various corporates and high profile private collections.