Halbig, Johann von

BORN 13 Jul 1814, Donnersdorf (near Gerolzhofen), Bayern - DIED 29 Aug 1882, München, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (Neue Arkade 014)

Johann von Halbig was educated at the Polytechnical School and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. After his teacher Ernst Mayer died he succeeded him as professor of sculpture at the Polytechnical School.

From 1835 onwards he created the lions in front of the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, the quadriga at the Siegestor in Munich, a series of eighteen sculptures for the Befreiungshalle in Kelheim, a statue of Maximilian II, a huge lion in the harbour of Lindau and a statue of Fraunhofer in Munich (1866).

He also created a large cross for the enlargement of the Alte Südfriedhof in Munich. At the cemetery he was buried after he died in Munich in 1882.

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


• Hufnagel, Max Joseph, Berühmte Tote im Südlichen Friedhof zu München, Zeke Verlag, Würzburg, 1983
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Johann Halbig - Wikipedia

Halévy, Daniel

Published: 17 Jan 2016
Last update: 15 Feb 2022