Karl Pferschy Biography

Karl Pferschy




Karl Pferschy was born in Graz, Germany Berg on March 23, 1888. In 1898 his family moved to Bolzano, Italy, located in the Alps below Tyrol and southeast of Graz.

In 1901 he studied at the Arts and Crafts School in Bolzano,and then attended the State Trade School in Graz. From 1906-09 he studied at the Munich Academy under Karl Raupp and Peter Halm and architecture with Swiss architect Karl Moser, after which he returned to Bolzano. He served in the military between 1914-18. After the military he returned home and in 1923 became a founding member of the Artist Union of Bolzano.

Pferschy is noted primarily for his color woodcuts, landscapes, portraits and images of South Tyrol and Trentino, but he also created a large body of oil paintings, etchings and posters. Karl Pferschy died in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy on August 20, 1930 at age 42.