Franz Kamlander | the artist




The artist Franz Kamlander
Born July 12 1920, Hainburg an der Donau, Austria.
Died 1999 Melk, Austria.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Art Brut,


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Franz Kamlander’s paintings and drawings, since the 1970s, have been dominated by animal imagery. Now famous for his pastoral yet dynamic drawings of cows, Kamlander has exhibited at museums and private galleries throughout Europe and the United States…
Franz Kamlander was born mute. He will never write nor read. He communicates with his hands and is said to be mentally retarded. He works on a farm, and at the age of thirty-three is arrested for sexually harassing a little girl, and then institutionalized…
Franz Kamlander ist auf dem Lande aufgewachsen, worin wohl seine Motivauswahl auf Tiere, vor allem auf Kühe begründet liegt…
Born in 1920 in Hainburg, Lower Austria. Franz Kamlander is deaf and mute, and thus he communicates using his personal sign language, which he has created using symbols of his own invention. Kamlander worked as a helper on the family farm and came to the psychiatric hospital in Gugging at the age of 37…


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