Alfred Poell was born on the 27th of March 1867 in Oberndorf in Salzburg. He received his education in Munich at W. Velten. From 1913 on Alfred Poell was a member of the Vienna Secession, where he was also involved in numerous exhibitions. In 1925 he was awarded the State Prize. Poell was a founding member the Artists Association ,,The Ring" in Linz, where he was a great supporter of cultural life. For the doctor and painter the diverse sceneries of Upper Austria and his native country Salzburg made a rich theme for his paintings.
He used powerful and broad colors, remote brush strokes, giving the paintings a vibrating effect, which reminds of Alfons Walde. Poell connects the light Impressionist paintings with the atmospheric rendering of landscape paintings. Works of Alfred Poell can be located at the National Museum Salzburg and Upper Austrian Museum in Linz. Alfred Poell died on 8.September 1929 in Gmunden.