b. Wolfurt (Vorarlberg), June 11, 1800, d. Bregenz (Vorarlberg), May 19, 1881, portraitist and painter of historical scenes; from 1829 portraitist in Innsbruck. From 1833-1838 he lived in Rome, where his painting style was greatly influenced by the Nazarenes. After a short stay in Innsbruck he returned to Rome in 1840, and from 1871 lived in Bregenz. Focused especially on religious paintings.
Literature#G. F., exhibition catalogue, Wolfurt 1982.