Franziska Zach attended the College for the Textile Industry/Fachschule für Textilindustrie in Vienna. After that, she received her artistic education at the School of Applied Art/Kunstgewerbeschulefrom 1917 to 1924  from Oskar Strnad, Alfred Böhm, Alfred Roller, Erich Mallina, Wilhelm Müller-Hofmann,  and Adele Stark and in 1923/24 from Josef Hoffmann at the workshop for enamel painting. She acquired her own furnace and produced enamel vessels and later mostly enamel pictures. In 1926, she was commissioned to decorate a little chapel near Heiligenblut with frescoes. The women artists' association "Wiener Frauenkunst" accepted her as a member. She regularly participated in the exhibitions of "Wiener Frauenkunst", some of which were held in the space of the Hagenbund. In 1929, she exhibited at the Hagenbund on a guest ticket. For her works created in Paris she received the Prize of the City of Vienna/Preis der Stadt Wien in the summer of 1930. The Hagenbund co-opted her as a member while she was already considered a great new hope among young artists. In 1927, she stayed in southern France, and in 1928 she travelled to England, invited by friends. There, she made the acquaintance of a lady who became her patron. This enabled her to spend some time in Ireland and, starting in 1930, to afford a studio in Paris. Immediately before her first one-person show in Fance, she died of a gastric disease. The art world largely forgot about her, until she was duely rediscovered in connection with the great Hagenbund exhibition of the Austrian Gallery/to the high quality of the artist's work, are known to exist. Literature: Sabine Plakolm-Forsthuber: Künstlerinnen in Österreich 1897 - 1938, Vienna 1994; exhibition catalogue, Blickwechsel und Einblick. Sonderausstellung des Historischen Museums der Stadt Wien, Vienna 1999; exhibition catalogue, Die verlorene Moderne. Der Künstlerbund Hagen 1900-1938, Ausstellung der Österreichischen Galerie im Schloß Halbturn, Vienna 1993; exhibition catalogue, Enthüllt. Ein Jahrhundert Akte Österreichischer Künstlerinnen; Frauenbad Baden und Galerie im Stadthaus Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt 1998