Helmut Buecherl
Helmut Buecherl
  • June 10, 1939 - August 5, 2016
  • Madison, Connecticut

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Helmut Buecherl, aged 77, passed away peacefully at his home in Madison on Friday evening Aug 5. Helmut was born in Austria to Paula Knapp (deceased Madison resident) and Hans Buecherl, and is survived by his sister Sandy Knapp of Blacksburg, Va. and his niece Attienette Azille of Union City, NJ, and many, many good friends. He was trained as an artisan and decorative painter in Vienna, Austria.

Helmut was a person of few words. His words were in his work. He was a natural born artist and could paint anything effortlessly and with grace. His clients included prestigious international decorators in New York City, Washington DC, Charlottesville Va, and many more. His works were shown in the Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home and other top magazines and are in permanent collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art including the gilding in the Luis the XVI room. He was master of Faux Marble, Faux Bois, Trompe *L* Oil. He loved what he did and painted like a magician. It was mesmerizing to watch him work. Everyone who saw his work was inspired, but he always replied "It's OK".

He was a most tolerant and kind person. He was patient with everyone and always found the positive side in all of us. Helmut was introverted; he listened but only shared his thoughts if asked for any advice. He always helped his friends and was passionate about political and social injustice.

He never complained and if asked, he would say 'It's OK'. He had a great sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye. He loved fine arts, movies, classical music, jazz, and photography. He could be sighted every morning at Hammonasset for many years toting a camera and a large lens. We love Helmut for what he was, and we miss him. But "It's OK!" Because he stays in our minds and in our hearts. Love from Richard, Elisabeth, Leondro, Attienette, Sandy, and his many friends.

The Family is undecided about a date for the remembrance gathering, but it will posted on our website at www.swanfuneralhomemadison.com when a decision is made. Also, please visit our website to sign the online guestbook. Swan Funeral Home 825 Boston Post Rd. Madison CT, 06443 are handling the arrangements for the family.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to NPR (National Public Radio), or the Connecticut Audubon Society, or the Madison Scranton Library.