Johann Jakob Zeiller

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Johann Jakob Zeiller, Expulsion of the Moneychangers, fresco in entrance hall of the Ottobeuren Abbey, 1763

Johann Jakob Zeiller (8 July 1708 – 8 July 1783) was an Austrian painter.

Zeiller was born in Reutte, trained by his father Paul who was also a painter. In 1723 he began his apprenticeship with Sebastiano Conca in Rome, and then from 1729 to 1732 with Francesco Solimena in Naples. From there, Zeiller moved directly to Vienna, where he operated from 1733 until 1743 as an employee of Paul Troger. In 1737 he received the coveted title of an imperial court painter from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Zeiller painted primarily religious-themed frescoes. He did frescoes for the Aldersbach Abbey in Fürstenzell and the Ettal Abbey. He later returned to Reutte where he continued to work until his death in 1783.[1] He contributed many frescoes in churches in Tyrol.


  1. ^ "Brief Bio Johann Jakob Zeiller". Retrieved 2009-10-23.


  • Constantin von Wurzbach: Zeiler, Johann Jakob. In: Biographical Dictionary of the Empire, Austria. 59th band Publisher L. C. Zamarski, Vienna 1890, pp. 279 et seq.
  • Hans Semper Zeiller, Jacob. In: General German Biography (ADB). 45th band Oxford University Press, Leipzig 1900, pp. 652–660.
  • Harriet Brinkmöller-Gandlau: Zeiller, Johann Jakob. In: Biographic-bibliographic church encyclopedia (BBKL). Volume 14, Bautz, Herzberg 1998, ISBN 3-88309-073-5, pp. 372–374.
  • Bauer Franz & Planckensteiner I : catalogue Franz Anton Zeiller, Reutte 1994
  • This article incorporates text translated from the corresponding German Wikipedia article.

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