A painter and illustrator, Francois Koch was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and in that country established a reputation for landscape painting. He began painting professionally at age 26, after establishing a career as a newspaper illustrator following his graduation from the Johannesburg Art School in 1962. In the latter part of his career, Francois Koch moved to Tucson, Arizona, where he has continued as a landscape painter.

Related Web site Tucson Art Museum: Francois Koch Exhibit