Born in Austria in 1933, he is a Mission artist who immigrated to Canada in 1960. His work illustrated the bestseller purportedly authored by Chief Dan George, My Heart Soars (Hancock House), as well as My Spirit Soars (Hancock House). Hirnschall's Eyes on the Wilderness (Hancock House) is a work of natural history. The Song of Creation: North American Indian Myths and Original Paintings is his translation of a West German book. [See Chief Dan George entry.]

[BCBW 1992] "Art"