About the Artist
1912 – Schaffhausen, Switzerland
2005 – Somerset West, South Africa
Resided in Namibia from 1956
Worked in watercolor, pastel, crayons, and charcoal; subject matter: landscapes, still
– life, flowers, and portraits
Born in a very artistic family she has studied teaching for primary schools. After her
studies she visited New York, in 1935 and stayed for a while with her uncle, an
engineer, who was involved in building the Golden Gate Bridge. She finally settled
1954 in Natal, South Africa and came to Windhoek in 1956. She taught at Orban
School in Windhoek from 1962 – 1965.
A tragic accident happened on the Hardap Dam in 1966 where Rosemarie Kuchling
lost her husband.
It was the family friend Hermann Hottinger who encouraged her to start painting
and who gave her lessons in 1976. Together with Hottinger she travelled extensively
in Namibia and South Africa in a caravan. Wherever the stopped they unpacked their
easels and started to capture the environment.
The couple was later based in Bredasdorp, South Africa, but visited Namibia on a
Unfortunately, Rosemarie Kuchlings eyesight became weak and she has lost her
eyesight completely in 1997.
Solo – Exhibitions:
Participated in group exhibitions in Namibia, South Africa, and USA
1978 DHPS, Windhoek
1981 DHPS, Windhoek
1984 Joint – Exhibitions with Hermann Hottinger, Art Association, Windhoek