Moravian sculptor Karl Korshann (1872-1943) was born in Brno (Czech Republic). Korshann was a student at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts, and from 1893 to 1894 he worked in the workshop of Edmund von Helmer in Vienna. To improve his skills, he went to Copenhagen (1894, Thorvaldsen Museum), and then to Paris, where he participated in exhibitions of the Salon de Paris Society of French Artists from 1894 to 1905. At the Paris World Exhibition in 1900 he was awarded a bronze medal. His works in the Art Nouveau style of the Parisian period: bronze vases, busts (in 1904 he made a bust of Alphonse Mucha for the Brno Museum in the Czech Republic), figurines, lamps, bronze-framed clocks; are now prized by collectors. Most of these works were cast in the workshop of the sculptor, bronzer and engraver Paul Luchet.
Karl Korshann traveled a lot from 1906 to 1914, lived in Berlin, Frankfurt and Krakow, took part in many exhibitions in European cities, exhibiting portrait busts, medals, decor items. After the war, in 1919, he settled permanently in his native city of Brno, becoming a lecturer at the German Technical University.