Johann Michael Feuchtmayer

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Interior of Ottobeuren Abbey, showing the stucco design of J. M. Feuchtmayer

Johann Michael Feuchtmayer (the Younger) (sometimes spelled Johann Michael Feuchtmayr or Feichtmayr) (1709 – June 4, 1772) was a German Baroque stucco sculptor and plasterer of the Wessobrunner School, who worked alongside Johann Michael Fischer, Johann Joseph Christian, and Franz Joseph Spiegler to create some well-known churches along the Upper Swabian Baroque Route.

J. M. Feuchtmayer is considered to be one of the finest artists of his time.[1] His work on Ottobeuren Abbey was especially important. The stucco that dominates the design is by him.[2]

Feuchtmayer was born in Wessobrunn, Bavaria. A member of the Feuchtmayer family, he was the son of Michael Feuchtmayer (b. 1667); the nephew of Franz Joseph Feuchtmayer (1660–1718) and Johann Michael Feuchtmayer (the Elder) (1666–1713); the brother of Franz Xaver Feuchtmayer (the Elder) (1705–1764); the cousin of Joseph Anton Feuchtmayer (1696–1770); and the uncle of Franz Xaver Feuchtmayer (the Younger) (b. 1735).

Major works[edit]

Zwiefalten Abbey stucco design by J. M. Feuchtmayer
1891 drawing showing the stucco on the Gnadenaltar of the Pilgrimage Church of Vierzehnheiligen in Bad Staffelstein





  1. ^ Germany: A Phaidon Cultural Guide. Oxford: Phaidon, 1985. p. 33. ISBN 0-7148-2354-6.
  2. ^ Germany: A Phaidon Cultural Guide, p. 584.