Carl Fahringer

Wiener Neustadt 1874 - 1952 Vienna

Carl Fahringer was born in Wiener Neustadt in 1874. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts under Sigmund L’Allemand, Christian Griepenkerl and August Eisenmenger from 1894 to 1898. Later, he also studied at the Academy of Munich under Carl Marr.
While being influenced by the Munich School of the late 19th century, he developed his own remarkable late-impressionist and expressive style. From 1903 to 1905 Fahringer was a member of the Hagenbund, and beginning with 1907 also of the Viennese Künstlerhaus.
After finishing his studies, he took educational journeys to the south of Europe and the Middle East. 1921 and 1929, Fahringer visited South East Asia, where he was deeply impressed by exotic landscapes and animals. From 1929 to 1945, the artist taught as professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where he taught animal and landscape painting in particular. Carl Fahringer counts as one of the most significant animal painters of Austrian modernism. He died in Vienna in 1952.