Irmgard Parth was born in Tirol, Austria. She moved to England, where she studied at Hammersmith College of Art and at Chelsea School of Art. During her studies with Peter Baer and Birgit Sciold she became fascinated with colour woodcut, and this became her principal vehicle of expression. Her main source of inspiration is landscape, and for her interpretations she uses a method derived from a combination of Western and Japanese procedures.
Irmgard Parth’s works have been exhibited in Austria, England, Switzerland, Germany and America. She has participated in mixed shows such as the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Society of Wood Engravers. She produced editions of prints for Ernst Hilger, Vienna, who showed her work at international art fairs in Basel, Düsseldorf and Washington.
Her prints are held in the collection of the city of Vienna, in the Albertina, the Turmmuseum Oetz, the Land Tirol and in private collections around the world.
She was invited to exhibit a cycle of prints inspired by the story of the “Creation” as told in Genesis and was later commissioned to produce a series of prints on the theme of “The Passion” for the Museum Gallery in Oetz, Tirol. Both cycles were also shown at Clare College, Cambridge.
Her work was recently exhibited at the Galerie Notburga in Innsbruck.