b. Ederhof near Stronach (East Tyrol), April 30, 1835, d. Munich (Germany), Jan. 2, 1921. Genre and historical painter, son of a farmer in Tyrol. Educated in Innsbruck and at the Academy in Munich. Spent time in Paris, then from 1867 worked in studio of historical painter K.T. Piloty in Munich. 1878-1910 teacher at Academy in Munich. Painted mostly sentimental, idealised motifs of peasant life and dramatic scenes from Tyrol's struggle for freedom, which made him a favourite in the salon society of Munich.
Literature#H. P. Defregger, D. 1835-1921, 1983 (supplement appeared 1991)