Franz Defregger (1835-1921)
Franz Defregger, the son of a farmer sold the Tyrol in 1860, received a legacy courtyard to pay their share of nurses and emigrate to America. However, this does not work, and he went to Innsbruck to study a sculptor and professor of Innsbruck School of Crafts Michael Stolz.
In autumn 1860, Franz Defregger was presented in Munich, Karl Theodor von pilot. He attended the preparatory class of the Royal School of crafts with the teacher Dick Herman. July 19, 1861 he passed the entrance examination the Munich Academy of Arts. There he studied painting in the classroom with student Cornelius Herman Anshyutsa.
For Munich was followed by Paris, where he himself was the figure, the human body, and thoroughly explored the museums, art collections and workshops.
8 Jul., 1865 Defregger returned to Munich and worked on his sketches. In the 1867-1870 biennium. Together with Hans Makartom Gabriel and Max, he worked in the studio of pilot. His work quickly gained success with the public. In the 1878-1910 biennium. He received the Munich Academy in the title of professor of historical painting in the class composition. Pupil was Defreggera Loviisa Corinto. Defreggeru especially liked the portrait, the work on the theme of peasant life, as well as the dramatic scenes of Tyrolean struggle for freedom in 1809
In 1883, Defreggeru was awarded the noble title, and even when life has been awarded numerous prizes and awards. One of his pupils was Hugo Engel. Defregger shared a studio with other artists, committed to the Munich School of Art, for example, Rudolph Eppom.
Franz von Defregger died Jan. 2, 1921 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the family crypt at the Munich cemetery Nordfridhof.