(Untermieger bei Klagenfurt 1824 – 1871 Klagenfurt) comes from the area around Klagenfurt and spent most of his life in this area. After basic training as a painter in Klagenfurt with Andreas Hauser and Lambert van Bokkelen, he refined his skills under the influence of Eduard von Moro and Franz Steinfeld.
For a short time he was also a student at the Academy in Munich. In Carinthia, Pernhart developed into the country’s most important painter around the middle of the 19th century. Although he has largely adopted the Biedermeier style of his models, past the trends of the time, he always tried to realistically and topographically accurate representation of his landscapes and local views.
Around 1850 he was commissioned to draw all the castles and palaces in Carinthia in order to preserve the land’s landmarks, which were historically significant but increasingly threatened with decay.
Pernhart processed part of it and created several magnificent paintings, grisaille pictures and steel engravings, which means that his importance as a landscape painter has remained up to this day.