Christian Holzknecht was born 7 June 1970. He works in Ortisei, where he also lives with his family.
Coming from a major painter family, he began his apprenticeship in this field quite early in his life. He was taught by his father, his mother and his older brother.
After successfully passing his exam, Christian took several courses and received further education in various painting techniques; additionally, his numerous travels and artistic trips formed an open worldview.
To this day, he still enjoys Land-art and uses earth pigments and connection parts for his art.
Christian's artistic education path included two study periods in Florence as well. 1991 he moved to the city for the first time, enrolling in the private school "ART E...". In this school, he absolved courses in the use of watercolors, tempera and oil colors, as well as in depicting still life and acts. During and after his studies, Christian Stl painted several portraits and panels, at first for himself, later for others.