The German-Baltic painter, pupil of Academy of arts of Berlin and Vienna, and from 1817 to 1820 was in Rome, where he joined the circle of "time Nazarene works". He worked in Paris and London, and later in Riga, Dorpat and Reval (1836-1842). Since 1842, A. G. V. Petzold lived in St. Petersburg. He was the author of portraits, religious subjects and genre scenes of folk life. In Russia the works of this artist are extremely rare.
Art teacher of the Revel school. In 1839 the Academy of Arts, the title of a free artist for a portrait from life; in 1856, recognized as "designated" for self portrait. (Kondakov)