Werner Berg was born in Wuppertal/Germany in 1904. After an ordinary apprenticeship in the industrial sector, he graduated in political sciences in Vienna. Thereafter he studied at Karl Sterrer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. From 1928 to 1931 he attended the masters program at Karl Casper at the Academy of Fine Arts at Munich. Berg moved to Carinthia in 1930. In addition to his artistic career, he worked as a farmer. In 1981 Werner Berg died working in his studio. Art and life were inseparable for him. His motifs are influenced by everyday farm life. He was fascinated by the simple and archaic life at the Slowenien border. His pictures are reduced to extreme simplicity. In his woodcuts, Werner Berg brought the technique of the two dimensional representation to a completely new level.