born 1927 in Silian, Austria
Masterclass for applied art in Graz with distinction
Lives and works in Tristach, Österreich
In the 50s, the call follows to Utrecht, where he worked as an independent gold and silver sculptor in the world famous “Edelsmidse Brom”. In the Netherlands he met Johanna (Joke), the great love of his life, his muse and later on his passioned artistic collaborator who supported him even in heavy work such as molding and welding. All his life long Pirkner has accumulated knowledge, studying techniques and materials.