Gerhard Batha was born in Vienna, Austria in 1937.  He studied at the Graphic School in Vienna under Professor Wolfsberger, specializing in reproduction, stone engraving and painting.
He was accepted to study under Oskar Kokoschka at his summer school in Salzburg.
He came to South Africa in 1969 and had his own reproduction and printing business until 1982, when he started painting full time as a professional painter.

Exhibitions

1978  Goodman Gallery
1981  Everard Read Gallery
1984  Everard Read Gallery
1994  Everard Read Gallery
2011  Everard Read Gallery
2012  Haines Gallery
2013  In Toto Gallery

Gerhard is a prolific painter, known for his vibrant colours and diverse techniques.  He paints in all mediums – oils, 

gouache, water-colour, pastel and acrylics.  His styles range from super realistic to loose free style expressionism.  He paints landscapes, flowers, still life, portraits and people.
Gerhard’s paintings are owned by De Beers (London)                                                      Chase Manhattan Bank (New York)                                                                                      Standard Bank (South Africa) and private collections from Germany, Switzerland, Israel, Australia, the United States, England and South Africa.