Haller, Johann Nepomuk

SCULPTOR (AUSTRIA)
BORN 1 Mar 1792, Innsbruck - DIED 23 Jul 1826, München
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (05-01-20)

Johann Haller came from a poor family. He was a student of Schopf from 1810 onwards before he was able to enter the Academy of Art in Munich. He was able to attract the attention of crown prince Ludwig and king Maximilian and in 1817 and 1818 he obtained commissions for large statues in front of the Glyptothek in Munich.

Supported by the king he left for Rome in 1819. There he worked with the circle of artists around Joseph Anton Koch. In 1823 he fell ill and he was forced to return to Munich. There he died in 1826.

Sources
Alter Südfriedhof zu München
Johann Haller (Bildhauer) – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Johann Nepomuk Haller at the Alte Südfriedhof, München.
Picture by Androom (22 Aug 2008)

 


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Published: 17 Jan 2016
Last update: 17 Jan 2016