1927: Born in February in Tulbagh, Cape Province
1946-1947: Studied under Maurice van Essche at Continental School of Art.
1948-1949: Studied portrait drawing under Frank Slater RA in London and then attended the Anglo – French Art Centre, London under John Minton and Claude Venard.
195-1951: Académie Montmartre, Paris under Fernand Léger.
1952: Taught with Alfred Krenz in Stellenbosch. 1953 Elected member of the New Group.
1953-1955: Head of the Contemporary School of art, Cape Town. Co-founded with Marjorie Wallace the Cape Salon.
1966: First South African to receive the Carnegie Scholarship, through which he spent three months on a study tour of the USA.
1969: Art Director of the Cape Town Art Centre.
197: Founded the Ruth Prowse Art Centre, Woodstock, Cape Town.
1972: Awarded the Cape Arts Medal for Services to Art.
1978: Appointed to the Board of Trustees to the Michaelis Collection, Old Town House, Cape Town.
1979: Founder member of Cape Arts Forum.
1987 – 199: Appointed to the Board of Trustees of the S A National Gallery.
199: Awarded the 'Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns' 'Besondere Erepenning vir Skilderkuns'.
1994: Cape Tercentenary Foundation Award for outstanding contribution to the Visual Arts as Creative Artist and Teacher.
21: Honorary Life President of the Ruth Prowse School of Art, 'In Recognition of over Thirty years of Service to the Ruth Prowse School of Art and the Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and Art Community of South Africa'.
22: Cité International des Arts, Paris – renewed interest in still life and interior painting.
Numerous group exhibitions from 195 in France, SA, Italy, Brazil, Portugal, Belgium and the USA
1954: Solo exhibitions in Gallery Motte, Geneva, Switzerland.
1957: Works selected for Sao Paulo Bienal.
196 & 1964: Quadrennial Exhibitions.
1971: University of Stellenbosch, Retrospective Exhibition.
1978: SAAA Gallery, Cape Town, joint exhibition with June te Water.
1979: Cape Town Biennial, Invited Artist.
198: Republic Festival Exhibition. University of Stellenbosch, solo exhibition.
1985: Drostdy Centre, Stellenbosch, joint exhibition with Claude Bouscharain and Stanley Pinker.
1991: Young Pioneers of the 195's exhibition at the Bellville Association of Arts.
1994: Major Retrospective exhibition of 14 paintings, drawings and photographs 1944 to 1994, SASOL Museum and US Gallery, University of Stellenbosch.
2: Solo exhibition, Association of Arts, Worcester.
23: Solo exhibition including earlier works, Irma Stern Museum.
24: Three-man Exhibition with Jacobus Kloppers and Walter Meyer, Johans Borman Fine Art Gallery, Cape Town.