Theodor Hörman was born on the 13th of December 1940 in Imst in Tirol. In 1873-1875 he studied at the Academy of fine arts in Vienna under Eduard Peithner of Lichtfeld and Anselm Feuerbach. In 1895 he became a teacher for freehand drawing and fencing at the Military School in St. Pölten. His study trips to Paris influenced him greatly in terms of Impressionism. In 1895 he became a member of the Künstlerhaus. Theodor von Hörmann was a landscape painter and can be stylistically attributed to the Austrian Mood Impressionism. His landscapes were created in nature and could always be distinguished by a strong color, which was not appreciated by his contemporaries. Under the influence of Emil Jakob Schindler, he reluctantly changed his previous style just before his death, which began to bring him recognition. His importance was recognized only after his death. Theodor von Hörmann died on July 1, 1895 in Graz.