Georg Niederkofler

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Georg Niederkofler (born April 25, 1822 in St. Peter in Ahrn , † December 21, 1885 in Innsbruck ) was an Austrian carver .

Niederkofler learned relief carving , trained as an academic glass painter and lived temporarily in Innsbruck. Georg Niederkofler was employed as a history painter in the first Tyrolean glass painting company, founded by Georg Mader, as were other Tyrolean artists, such as the architectural painters Josef Eller and Andreas Baßler and the ornament painter Josef Kluibenschedl.

In the Ferdinandeum in Innsbruck there is the wooden relief "The Entombment of Christ" after Pietro Perugino by G. Niederkofler as well as a wooden relief in pear tree depicting St. Mark's Church in Venice and 160 sketches, watercolors and prints. Niederkofler and the Strickner brothers from Steinach aB created a lunette relief on the portal of the Steinach parish church after it was destroyed by fire in 1853 .


  • Niederkofler, Georg. In: Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon = Artists of the World. AKL online. de Gruyter, Berlin et al. 2004 ff., ISBN 978-3-598-41800-6 , Doc-ID: _00142335.