BIOGRAPHY OF RICHARD LETSATSI BOLLERS
Bollers was born in Georgetown, Guyana and obtained his art degree at the National School of Arts in Havana, Cuba where he graduated as a tutor majoring in Drawing and Painting, as well as Graphic Printing, as a minor subject. He also works in Ceramics, Textile Designed, Weaving Techniques and Sculpture. In Cuba is where he met his South African wife.
He has lived and worked in Botswana as a Graphic Artist and photographer at L M. Publications and at Gaborone Printing Works.
In October 1992 he moved with his family to South Africa after the unbanning of the ANC and lived in Johannesburg to later settle in the Free State. He has lectured at the Welkom Technical College, has served on the Advisory Committee of the Fine Arts Unit at the Central University of Technology, Free State and of the Oliewenhuis Art Museum and was the Acting Head for the Mmabana Cultural Centre in Tha’Nchu.
Bollers is currently the Assistant Director and Head of the Master Crafter Unit in the DSACR.