Rudolf Helmut Sauter (1895-1977) was a painter, print maker illustrator and poet. He was the son of the artist George Sauter. He was educated at Harrow School, studying art in London and Munich.
Sauter had strong literacy interests, being a member of the writers’ club PEN, he illustrated a definitive edition of works by his uncle John Galsworthy.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Pastel Society, in the provinces at the Paris Salon where he gained an Hon.
Sauter’s work is mainly figurative, in later life he did a series of abstracts. Many of Sauter;s paintings were destroyed by a fire in the 1980’s but the National Portrait Gallery, Government Art Collection, Royal Watercolour Association and Feren’s Art Gallery in Hull hold his work.