Last summer, during his visit to Lusérn, art critic Vittorio Sgarbi wrote “Pedrazza, the pride of the Cimbrian culture”

In 1937, given his aptitude for drawing and painting, his poor parents decided to send the young Martin to work as an apprentice to his fellow citizen and sculptor, Rudolf Nicolussi, who had moved to Bolzano years before and started a workshop there. In 1942, the inhabitants of Lusérn had to decide whether to remain in Italy or move under German dominion. Pedrazza’s family decided to move, first to Hallein, Linz, and then for good to Stams near Innsbruck in the Tyrol.
In 1943, Martin was enlisted in the Wehrmacht German forces and, after being captured, he spent a period in a French imprisonment camp. 
At the end of the war, in the years 1946-47, he attended the “Staatsgewerbeschule” school in Innsbruck, and from 1948, the Academy of Fine Arts of Vienna. At the end of his studies, he started his own business as an artist, frequenting the Viennese environment. From 1964, he taught drawing at a high school.
Several solo and group exhibitions were held in Europe. His works are kept at the Belvedere Gallery in Vienna, the “Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum” (Tyrolean State Museum) of Innsbruck, the collection of the “Tiroler Landesregierung”, the “Raiffeisen RLB Landesbank” collection, the Documentation Centre of Lusérn, the Municipality of Stams and in several private collections. In 1982, he finally abandoned painting and focused on writing and on reading philosophy.

Out of love for his home village, he donated 35 paintings and drawings to the Documentation Centre of Lusérn, and the rooms of his father’s house were turned into an art gallery, open from the end of June to the first week of September.