Franz Joseph Feuchtmayer

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Pulpit by F. J. Feuchtmayer in the Parish Church of St. Maria in Seitenstetten, Austria

Franz Joseph Feuchtmayer (9 March 1660 (baptized) – 25 December 1718) was a member of the German Feuchtmayer family of Baroque artists of the Wessobrunner School.

Feuchtmayer was born in Wessobrunn Abbey. A sculptor and stuccoist, he (along with his brother Johann Michael) was responsible for the choir stalls in the Benedictine monastery church in Einsiedeln, Switzerland,[1] and for the sculptures on the altars and pulpits in the Parish Church of St. Maria in Seitenstetten, Austria.[2] He also assisted in the rebuilding of the Salem Abbey, destroyed in a fire in 1697.[3] He died in Mimmenhausen (near Salem, Bodensee.

He was the brother of Johann Michael Feuchtmayer (the Elder) and Michael Feuchtmayer (b. 1667); the father of Joseph Anton Feuchtmayer (1696–1770); the uncle of Franz Xaver Feuchtmayer (the Elder) (1705–1764) and Johann Michael Feuchtmayer (the Younger) (1709–1772); and the great-uncle of Franz Xaver Feuchtmayer (the Younger) (1735–1803).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Franz Joseph Feuchtmayer in the SIKART dictionary and database
  2. ^ Austria: A Phaidon Cultural Guide. Oxford: Phaidon, 1985. p. 446. ISBN 0-7148-2376-7.
  3. ^ Germany: A Phaidon Cultural Guide. Oxford: Phaidon, 1985. p. 645. ISBN 0-7148-2354-6.