Walter Battiss was born in Somerset East, in the Western Cape province of South Africa in 1906
1929 Three weeks drawing at Wits Tech Art School and evening classes in painting.
1931 - 1932 Johannesburg Training College (Teachers Diploma); etching lessons with Emily Fern.
1941 Completed BA Fine Arts, UNISA
Walter Battiss was the son of an English methodist family long established in Somerset East, South Africa
1917 Battiss family moved to Koffiefontein where an engineer on the local mine first stimulated Walter Battiss' abiding interest in archeology.
1919 The family settled in Fauresmith where Walter Battiss matriculated in 1923
1924 Walter Battiss
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