Wenzinger, Johann Christian

SCULPTOR, PAINTER, ARCHITECT (GERMANY)
BORN 10 Dec 1710, Ehrenstetten im Breisgau (now part of Ehrenkirchen) - DIED 1 Jul 1797, Freiburg im Breisgau
GRAVE LOCATION Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg: Alter Friedhof, Stadtstrasse (118)

After his education (probably in Freiburg im Breisgau) Wenzinger travelled to Strasbourg, Rome and Paris. From 1745 onwards he worked from Freiburg. In 1748 he decorated Schloss Ebnet near Freiburg. From 1757 to 1760 he directed the decoration of the Stiftskirche St. Gallen. From 1761 onwards he lived and worked at a house at the Freiburger Münsterplatz that was known as "Zum Schönen Eck". He died as a rich man in 1797 in Freiburg.

Sources
Johann Christian Wentzinger – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Christian Wenzinger at the Alter Friedhof, Freiburg im Breisgau.
Picture by Androom (04 Sep 2008)

 


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Published: 10 Nov 2013
Last update: 10 Nov 2013