Carl Adolph Buchner
(1921 - 2003)
Carl Adolph Buchner was active/lived in South Africa. Carl Buchner is known for modernist portrait, landsape and marine painting.
Biography Carl Adolph Buchner
Carl Buchner was born in Somerset East, Cape Province. He studied languages at Wits and then art at Wits Tech Art School. He lectured at the Michaelis School in 1963, and, served on the selection boards for the Venice and Sao Paulo Biennali and various national exhibitions.
In his work Buchner reveals himself as a romantic humanist. His early work was mostly devoted to human subject matter, sensitively portrayed, with frequent use of palette knife, scumbling colours to create texture and colour variation. Later works exhibit modelling with brush to create three-dimensional plasticity. In the late fifties was influenced by the minimalist still life technique of Morandi. He was closely associated with Maurice von Essche and one can cl
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