Necessity is the mother of invention. Before the road over the Arlberg was reactivated, which had already existed in Roman times, and finally the railway and some industrial companies arrived, the region around Landeck was bitterly poor. Numerous children moved away as Swabian children. Maybe it was really because the Landeckers were always very creative, in general, but also artistically. Jakob Prandtauer and several other baroque master builders known beyond the borders came from the area. The region has also always been a good soil for artists. Chryseldis Hofer-Mitterer, Herbert Danler and Norbert Strolz unfortunately do not live anymore, but have left a lot in Landeck. Norbert Strolz was, in addition to his artistic activities, chairman of the District Museum Association in Landeck Castle. Herbert Danler is considered one of the founders of the Galerie Elefant. A number of artists from the Landeck area are also currently active: Georg and Arthur Salner, Michael Schneider, Alwin Chemelli, Norbert Pümpl, Erich Horvath, Christian Moschen, ... to name but a few. There are also several other exhibition locations beyond the Elefant Gallery: the Museum Gallery in Landeck Castle, the Town Hall Gallery in Landeck, the Gallery of Walter Stefan and Pepi Walch in Fliess. Last but not least, Gerald Kurdoglu Nitsche is active as gallery owner and organizer. So the creativity in the Landeck area is probably not only due to poverty.