Professor Otto Klar was born in 1908 Vienna , Austria. He resided in SA from 1939. His a painter of landscapes , portraits , figures , religious themes and still life , particularly flowers. From 1958 to the mid 19605 he painted a number of abstract works. He studied at Vienna Academy of Arts, Austria. He taught art in Pretoria. He participated in numerous group exhibitions held throughout Europe and in SA. He held several solo EXHIBITIONS in SA. 1952 Van Riebeeck Tercentenary Exhibition; 1960 Quadrennial Exhibition; 1964 Milan, Italy , solo exhibition; 1966 Republic Festival Exhibition. AWARDS 1962 awarded Honorary Professorship from the President of Austria on the recommendation of the Vienna Academy of Art.