Othmar Schimkowitz

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Othmar Schimkowitz
Born (1864-10-02)October 2, 1864
Tárts, Hungary
Komárom county map.jpg
Died April 24, 1947(1947-04-24) (aged 82)
Graz, Austria
Nationality Austrian
Education Edmund von Hellmer, Carl Kundmann
Known for Architectural sculpture
Movement Art Nouveau

Othmar Schimkowitz (October 2, 1864, Tárts,[citation needed] Komárom County - April 24, 1947, Graz) was a Hungarian-born architectural sculptor who worked on the greatest landmarks of the Vienna Secession.

Life[edit]

Schimkowitz studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, lived for three years in New York as friends with the Austrian-American sculptor Karl Bitter, and returned to Vienna in 1895. He joined the Vienna Secession in 1898.

Major works[edit]

His architectural sculpture includes:

Gallery[edit]

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Once of Schimkowitz's most prominent design used in a building (The Steinhof Church) was selected as a major motif for one of the most famous euro collectors coins: the Austrian 100 euro Steinhof Church commemorative coin, minted on November 9, 2005. On the reverse of the coin, the Koloman Moser stained glass window over the main entrance can be seen. In the center of the window is God the Father seated on a throne. The window is flanked by a pair of bronze angels in Jugendstil style, originally designed by Othmar Schimkowitz.