Question: Was Von Berthold, a real count and if he was, why was he crawling around on top of scaffolds in small town churches?
Count Berthold Von Imhoff, a German immigrant to St. Walburg, Saskatchewan painted exquisite religious mural sand frescoes in churches across the province from 1913 to 1939. He transformed sparse walls and ceilings into works of art. Most of the time he didn't charge the poor parishes for his expensive materials or labour. In this CBC radio interview, Imhoff enthusiast Ray Penner, discusses how Imoff made the prairie churches of Saskatchewan his masterpiece.
Broadcast Date: November 19, 1991