The Artist


Falk Kautzner was born in Germany in 1944 and migrated to Australia in 1954.

His early working life took him into the rivers and waterways of South-East Asia and Papua New Guinea.  These journeys provided his early inspiration to paint rainforests and wildlife from the late 1970s – and it soon became obvious that he had a special talent.

Kautzner is self-taught. He has exhibited in galleries throughout Australia and has work in collections in Europe, Japan, China, USA, Hong Kong, Armidale University and the P & O superliner, the Oriana.

Apart from his success with rainforests and wildlife, he has completed superbly detailed works of Sydney Harbour and the unique cityscape scenes from the water of the world’s most beautiful city. His marine subjects have been represented in several Marine Art Touring Exhibitions.

Falk Kautzner was one of four artists shortlisted by Jim Aitken for the challenging Panorama at Glenbrook.

Jim says he was eventually chosen as a result of his versatility – a special ability to paint seascapes, landscapes and buildings.

“Not all artists can master a variety of skill areas – and I am delighted with the final result of Falk’s work.  Many international visitors have already acclaimed our Panorama as the best in the world!”