« Peter ClarkePeter Clarke Timeline

1955: Drum International Short Story Award
1962-63 & 1978-9: Visited Europe, US, Botswana and Israel
1965: Awarded Accademico Onorario of the Accademia Fiorentina delle Arti des Disegno, Florence, Italy
1965: C.P.Hoogenhout Book-illustration Award for Snoet-alleen (Freda Linde)
1975: Elected Honorary Fellow in Writing, University of Iowa, US
1979: Art teacher at Kleinberg Primary School, Ocean View, Western Cape (formerly Cape Province)SA
1982: Diploma of Merit in Literature, Universita delle Arti, Italy
Book illustration award for ‘A Message in the Wind’ (Chris van Wyk)
1983: Diploma of Merit in Art, Academia Italia
1983: Honorary Life Member of the Museum of African American Art, LA, US
1984: Founder member of the Vakalisa Art Associates
1984: Elected Honorary Doctor of Literature, World Academy of Arts and Culture, Taipei, Taiwan
Has illustrated books published in South Africa, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Nigeria and the UK.
From the 1950s, has written short stories, essays and is an internationally acclaimed poet.


1947: Night classes at St Philips School under John Coplans, South Africa (SA)
1948: Technical Collage, Roeland Street, Cape Town, SA
1947-52: Member of various informal art groups in Cape Town, SA
1950: Formed own Art Group
1961: Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town – etching classes
1962-3: Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten – graphics
1978-9: Atelier Nord (Graphic Art Workshop) in Oslo, Norway


1957: Golden City Post, Cape Town, South Africa (first solo)
1960: Yugoslavia (SA Graphic Art)
1961: Galerie Schoninger, Munich, West Germany (SA Graphic Art)
1961: Sao Paulo Biennial
1963: 5th International Graphic Art Biennale, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria (International Graphic Art)
1964: Venice, Italy (Biennale)
1965: Mbari Cultural Centre, Ibadan, Nigeria (solo)
Chem-Chemi Cultural Centre, Nairobi, Kenya (solo)
6th International Graphic Art Biennale, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
1968: Palazzo Strozzo, Florence, Italy (First Exhibition of International Graphics)
1969: Palazzo Strozzo, Italy (Second Exhibition of International Graphics)
1970: Edrich Gallery, Stellenbosch (solo)
1971: SA Graphic Art touring Netherlands, Belgium and W. Germany
1972: Buenos Aires, Argentina (Tercera Bienal Internacional del Grabado)
1973: Shell Harbour Art Centre, Shell Harbour, NSW Australia (solo)
Pratt Graphics Centre, New York, US (group)
1973-4: Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, US (solo)
1976: Kuumba Workshop, Southside, Chicago, US (solo)
1977-8: SAAA, Cape Town (Our World is a Ghetto – solo)
Community Arts Project, Mowbray, Cape Town (solo)
Public Library, Grassy Park, Cape Town (solo)
1978-9: Sandvika Kino Vestibyle, Sandvika, Norway
1979-82: Atelier Nord, Oslo, Norway (Graphic Art – group)
1979: Pratt Institute, New York
1981: Atlantic Art Gallery, Cape Town (Illusions and Other Realities – solo)
1982: South African Art, National Gallery, Gaberone, Botswana
1983: Kanagawa, Japan (International Exhibition of Prints)
1984: SANG (Masterworks on Paper), Kanagawa, Japan (International Exhibition of Prints), Jerusalem Artists’ House, Israel, Frederikstad, Norway (Norweigian International Print Biennale)
1985: FUBA (A Selection of Work by Distinguished Black Artists), Grenchen, Switzerland (X Internationale Triennale Fur Originale Graphik)
1987: Chelsea Gallery, Wynberg, Cape Town (solo), Campinas, Brazil (Bienal Internacional de Gravura), Museum fur Volkerkunde, Frankfurt, W. Germany
1990: Freedom Now, Namibian independence exhibition, Windhoek, Namibia
1992: Retrospective exhibition – The Hand is the Tool of the Soul at Natale Labia Museum, Muizenberg, Cape Town
1994: 3rd Triennial World Exhibition of Prints, Auvergne, France
1995: 18th Triennial World Exhibition of Prints, Kanagawa, Japan
1996: Drawings of Tesselaarsdal, Caledon Museum
1998: ‘Vital Expressions’, Association of Arts Gallery, Bellville
1999: Lipschitz Gallery – ‘A Personal View’, Cape Town, South Africa
1999: Vital Expressions at Natal Technikon Art Gallery, Durban
2000: Bertolt Brecht House, Berlin, Germany
2000-1: City Press exhibition called ‘Baggage’
2001: Manuscript Exhibition 3 (Art Studio), Johannesburg
2001: Solo exhibition in Exeter, UK
2002: Collection of books at Natal Technikon, KwaZulu Natal
2003: AVA, Cape Town: ‘Surface=/=Print’ (part of Impact conference)


Arnold Becher Museum, SA; Baerum Kommune, Sandvika, Norway; Caledon Municipal Museum, Caledon, SA; Cape Town City Library, SA; Community Arts Project, SA; Dennis W. Koles, Kiama, NSW, Australia; District Six Museum, CT, SA; Durban Art Museum, SA; Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, US; Fuba Collection, Johannesburg, SA; Hymie and Jean Berndt, Kenilworth, SA; Johnson Publishing Co., Chicago, US; King George VI Art Gallery, PE, SA; Kunsthalle Museen der Stadt Bielefeld, Germany; Library of Congress, Washington D.C., US; Livingstone High School, Claremont, SA; Municipal Collection, Fish Hoek, SA; Municipal Museum, Simon’s Town, SA; Museum of African American Art, LA, US; Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Yugoslavia; Natal Technikon, Durban, SA; National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana, PAM; Nasou Publishing Co, CT, SA; National Art Gallery, Gabarone, Botswana, Pentech, Bellville, SA; Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, SA; SA Fine Worsted Co, CT, SA; Sasol Collection, Stellenbosch, SA; Stichting Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal, Holland; South African National Gallery; University of Fort Hare, Alice, SA; Univ. of the North-West, SA; Univ. of Stellenbosch, SA; Univ. of the Western Cape, SA; Univ. of Zululand, SA; William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley, SA.