Max, Josef Calanza

SCULPTOR (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)
BORN 16 Jan 1804, Bürgstein (now: Janov) - DIED 18 Jun 1855, Praha
GRAVE LOCATION Praha: Olsany Cemetery (Cemetery 3, Section 10, Grave 82)

Josef Max was the son of the painter and sculptor Josef Franz Max (1765-1838). He was educated by the wood sculptor Wenzel Schuhmann in Prague and afterwards under Joseph Bergler at the Art Academy in that city. He worked in Northern Bohemia and in Prague. He started his own studio in 1830 and in 1836 he became the director of the Art Academy in Prague. For the restoration of the Town Hall in Prague he created several large figures. Occasionally he also worked as a painter.

He married Anna Schuhmann, the daughter of his teacher. They had five children, among them the famous painter Gabriel von Max. In 1855 he died of cholera in Prague.

Family
• Son: Max, Gabriel von

Images

The grave of Josef Max, Emanuel Max and Joseph Willomitzer at the Olsany Cemetery, Prague.
Picture by Androom (12 Aug 2019)

 

The grave of Josef Max, Emanuel Max and Joseph Willomitzer at the Olsany Cemetery, Prague.
Picture by Androom (12 Aug 2019)

 

Sources
Josef Max – Wikipedia


Maximilian of Austria, emperor of Mexico

Published: 08 Dec 2019
Last update: 08 Dec 2019