After one year at the Prague Arts Academy Pinkas left for Munich and spent three years at the respected private art school of Johann B.Berdellé, who a few years earlier studied in Paris. While in Munich Pinkas painted several portraits, among them probably also that of his brother-in-law and friend Anton Springer and of his wife Isabela Springer-Pinkas. Dr. Anton Springer (1825-1891) was a Prague German, historian, philosopher and writer, friend of the lawyer Dr. Adolf Maria Pinkas, the painter's father. With Dr. Pinkas he worked in 1849 for the magazine Union, published in German, which in the stormy period following the 1848 revolution promoted federalism. After the total defeat of the revolution Springer left the country and lectured on art history in Strasbourg, Bonn and Leipzig. He wrote several books on revolutionary periods, completely revised his former views and became a supporter of Bismarck's Prussia.