* 8. Oktober1926 in Emetzheim; † 6. HYPERLINK "http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/6._Januar"Januar2002 in Emetzheim
After his first years of studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, Pfahler continued his studies at the art academy of Stuttgart until 1954.
Pfahler is known as the only representative of the so-called “Hard-Edge” in Germany. In the early sixties, he gained international attention thanks to exhibitions like "Signale" 1965 in Basel, "Formen der Farbe" 1967 in Amsterdam, Stuttgart and Bern or "Painting and Sculpture from Europe" 1968 in New York.
In 1965 Pfahler started to bringing in a three dimensional aspect by transferring his ideas into architecture. His architectural works contributed significantly to art in construction and in public areas. Together with Thomas Lenk, Heinz Mack und Günter Uecker, Pfahler was selected to represent Germany at the Biennale in Venedig in 1970 and at the Biennale in Sao Paulo 1981. Amongst others, he taught at the Helwan University in Cairo as well as at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg.