Carlo Wostry (Trieste 1865 - 1943)
Carlo Wostry was born in Trieste on February 18, 1865. His father was Irish and his mother, Virginia Artelli, came from an old prominent Venetian family. From 1882 to 1885, he was at Vienna's Fine Arts Academy, studying portraiture under solid masters like Franz von Leinbach. He then moved to the Academy in Munich. In Bavaria he would become friends with Isidoro Grünhut, Edoardo Variano, Riccardo Carniel, Vittorio Güttner and Umberto Veruda, leading a true vie bohémienne later described in his Storia del Circolo Artistico. The key event of this period was his encounter with Lieberman and all of German Impressionism.
He returned to Trieste in 1887 and exhibited
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