Stribach bei Lienz 1868 - 1926 St. Justina bei Bozen
Egger was born on January 29th 1868 in Stribach in Lienz. He learned from his father, a church painter. Egger studied at the Munich Academy under Karl Raupp, Gabriel Hackl, and Wilhelm Lindenschmitt. In 1899, he moved to Vienna and in 1911 he followed his appointment as professor at the Weimar Art School. He moved to Tirol in 1912 and was mainly active in St. Justina near Bolzano. 1894 he recieved the small Golden State Medal, 1898 the Archduke Karl Ludwig gold medal, in 1900 in the World Exhibition in Paris the bronze medal, 1901 the great Golden State Medal, 1903 the Rappell, in the same year at the 30th annual exhibition of the Vienna Künstlerhaus the honorary diploma and the emperor price, and finally 1906 Reichel prize for the painting "pilgrims". In 1906 he became a member of the Vienna Künstlerhaus and a member of the artists' association "Old World". Egger is one of the most important artists of the early Austrian modernism and is represented in various Austrian, foreign museums, and private collections. As well as, exhibitions at the Leopold Museum and the Austrian Gallery.