Carl Becker has been painting full time since completing his MFA at Rhodes University in 1990. He was based in Fordsburg, Johannesburg, for many years, where his work was connected to the city and its history. Since 2007 he has been mainly preoccupied with finding the original sites of Pierneef’s 28 Station Panels. He has exhibited several times on this theme: In 2009 at the Everard Read in Johannesburg, in 2011 at the Everard Read in Cape Town, in 2012 at Stellenbosch University, in 2013 at the Oliewenhuis, Bloemfontein, and in 2014 at the Durban Art Gallery (with Monique Pelser.) His work is held in public as well as corporate collections.
He lives in Hermanus since late 2007.