Theodore 'Ted' Kautzky (Hungarian/American, 1896-1953) original watercolor painting titled 'Toward Mount Washington, New Hampshire.' Painting size: 22 inches x 30 inches. Circa 1930s. Excellent condition. This early work depicts Mount Washington as it is seen when enveloped by clouds on a day in early winter. Kautzky had a preference for atmospheric vistas, with reflecting water and stark silhouetted trees.
Ted Kautzky was an architect, watercolorist, teacher and author of books on painting techniques. Trained as an architect at the Royal University in Hungary, he emigrated to New York in 1923, where he was employed as an architect for the New York City Parks Department. Later, he taught art at the Pratt Institute, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Toronto. Kautzky favored the watercolor medium and mastered the ability to use it to render light, reflections, color and texture. He spent over a decade on Cape Ann, in Massachusetts, where he painted the harbors, coastlines and villages of the surrounding areas. He was a member of the Rockport Art Association, the National Academy of Design, the North Shore Arts Association and the American Watercolor Society. He also traveled through northern New England, including Vermont and New Hampshire.