Franz Von Defregger
Defregger, Franz Von
Born Apr. 30, 1835, in Ederhof zu Stronach, Tyrol; died Jan. 2, 1921, in Munich. Austrian painter. Of Tyrolean peasant origin.
From 1864 to 1870, Defregger studied in Munich under K. Piloty. From 1878 to 1910 he was a professor at the Academy in Munich. He painted scenes from the life of the Tyrolean peasants and their struggle against Napoleon, such as Grace (1875; Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig), The Last Militia (1874; Austrian Gallery of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Vienna), and The Return of the Tyrolean Militia (1876; National Gallery, Berlin). Defregger strove to accurately depict everyday life and the experiences of heroes.