Theodore Kautsky, N. A., (Ted) (1896 -1953)
Theodore Kautsky, N. A. (1896-1953) was born in Budapest, Hungary, and received an architectural degree from the Royal University of Hungary before immigrating to the United States in 1923. He worked as an architect for the New York City Parks Department and taught at Pratt Institute, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Toronto. Kautsky’s watercolors became widely known through several exhibitions in this country and through his books on drawings and watercolor painting.
Besides being a painter, Ted made an educational film for Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Inc. and is the author of Pencil Broadsides and Pencil Pictures. In all he published four books. He won prizes at the Salmagundi Club, in 1944, Allied Artists of America , Gold Medal, 1949, The Architectural League, 1938, American Watercolor Society, 1941, the Baltimore Watercolor Club and the Obrig Prize, 1952., and many others.
He was a member of the following organizations: National Academy of Design, 1950; American Watercolor Society; Salmagundi Club; Philadelphia Watercolor Club,; Allied Artists of America; Audubon Artists; Rockport Art Association; and the North Shore Arts Association.
He made a profound impact on Cape Ann. His control and ability to render textures, colors, light reflection and the tone of Cape Ann’s light is uncanny. Kautsky spent more than a decade on Cape Ann. He has won numerous awards for his Cape Ann paintings.
His work is owned by many public and private collections.