Joseph Gasser von Valhorn

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Rudolf IV, originally on the Elizabeth Bridge, Vienna
tympanum, right portal, Votivkirche, Vienna, circa 1873

Joseph Gasser Ritter von Valhorn (b. 22 Nov., 1816 at Prägraten, Tyrol; d. 28 Oct., 1900) was an Austrian sculptor.

Life[edit]

He was first instructed by his father, a wood-carver, and later studied at the Academy, Vienna. In 1846 he went to Rome, where a government stipend enabled him to remain several years. On his return in 1852 he settled in Vienna. His brother Hanns Gasser was also a noted sculptor.

Gasser was professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna from 1865 to 1873; among his most notable students were Viktor Oskar Tilgner and Theodor Khuen. Glasser was awarded a knighthood in 1879. Despite many public commissions, his career was neglected within his own lifetime, with little or no influence on the development of modern sculpture in Austria.

Work[edit]

Gasser's work includes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ The new international encyclopædia, Volume 8 edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby, page 478

Sources[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Joseph Gasser von Valhorn". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.