Margot Stöckl, born in 1939, comes from Zillertal, Austria, and was already in her youth passionate about creative and fine arts. Although she consequently attended the Höhere Technische Lehranstalt für Kunsthandwerk in Innsbruck, it took years before she was finally able to devote all her energy and time to art.
Stöckl works with wood, clay, stone and metal. She became known through a still-growing series of works entitled "Kopfarbeit" (eng.: Headwork). For this series, the artist depicts expressive portraits of ideal-typical personifications ("The Doer", "The Knower", "The Unbending") or representatives of different cultures ("The Iroquois", "The Aztec"). These works are similar to the tradition of her compatriot Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736-1783).