Born in Dublin, in 1954 of German and English parentage. Knuttel considers himself to be Irish or more specifically 'A Dubliner’.
During his school days Knuttel's interest in formal education waned and absorption in drawing and painting grew. At 18 years of age he started Art School and his interest in figurative painting aspired. He was now determined to develop his skills as a figurative painter. He found himself to be an intuitive painter, with little patience with the intellectual processes and conclusions that were so much a part of abstract and conceptual art. For him, to paint what one saw or felt or imagined around one’s self should be a simple affair, painted from the gut. He likes to paint the human predicament as he sees it. ... read more