Gerhild Diesner

1915 Innsbruck - 1995 Hall in Tirol

In her hometown Innsbruck, Gerhild Diesner took a nude course with Prof. Comploj from 1932 to 1935 and attended a textile course at the technical school. In 1937 the artist moved to London. There she attended the Chelsea Art School and the School of Art in Brighton. After two years, she moved to Munich and attended the Academy of Applied Arts, Department of Commercial Graphics. After a short stay in Dresden with Prof. Bernatzik, Gerhild Diesner worked as a costume painter at the Tyrolean Folk Art Museum and also attended the nude course by Max Esterle. In 1943 she moved to Paris and started studying at the Académie André Lhote and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. After the war ended, much of her work from the Parisian period was destroyed in Munich. In 1948 she received the promotional award of the Tyrolean state government on the occasion of the exhibition "Tyrolean Art". In 1949 she married the sculptor Bodo Kampmann. In the years from 1955 to 1975, numerous study visits to England, Portugal and Italy followed. In 1959 she was awarded the promotional prize for painting by the state capital Innsbruck and in 1975 the professor title followed. In 1995 she received the Tyrolean Art Prize. Diesner died in Hall in Tirol in 1995.