Franz Kamlander

1920 to 1999, Austria

Franz Kamlander was born in a farming area in Hainburg, Lower Austria. Kamlander was deaf and never had the chance to learn sign language. He created his own simple sign language with which he could communicate.

Starting in 1981, he lived and worked at the House of Artists. His animals – especially cows – reflect his background and brought him international fame. He created these atmospheric images with a wide range of colours. The animals are often shown from a three quarters profile, looking at the viewer. Franz Kamlander also drew women. His work can be found in the collection of Rolf Röthlisberger, Switzerland, for example, as well as in the Diamond Collection, Austria, and the collection of Helmut Zambo, Germany/Austria.


Selected works