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Investor, developer, philanthropist and patron of the arts, Mr. Kuttner divides his time between Charlottesville, Virginia and New York City.

Born in Munich in 1946, Mr. Kuttner grew up in postwar Germany and studied law at the Universities of Munich and Regensburg. He moved with his family to the United States in 1977 and served as CEO, president and chairman of the board of Hampshire Group Limited, a leading apparel company. He is now CEO of K Holdings and president of Hampshire Investments, both real estate and investment companies.

Mr. Kuttner is a cofounder of the New York Academy of Art, a supporter of the Albert Schweitzer Foundation, a board member of Tibet House and a longtime benefactor to many in the Charlottesville arts community including Live Arts and Second Street Gallery. He has developed projects all over the world, from Germany to New York City; Austin, Texas; St. Petersburg, Russia; Prague, Czech Republic; and the Island of Ischia, Italy.