IRENE KRISMER – 1940 – Nassereith
I started to carve at 16; my Dad taught me and my two brothers to carve wooden figures of wild animals. First I hesitated – a carving girl seemed to be uncommon at that time. But in 1962 I married Otto who was an enthusiastic participant of the Schellerlaufen, the local carnival of Nassereith. So carving masks became more or less a matter of necessity for me…
The famous sculptor Franz Josef Kranewitter was an inspiring example for my artistic work.
Most of my masks are exhibited in the carnival museum of Nassereith, some of them are also privately owned.
Irene became member of “Mascherai Alpini” in 2015.