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MESSERSCHMIDT, Franz Xaver (1736 - 1783), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MESSERSCHMIDT, Franz Xaver (1736 - 1783), Sculptor

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German, 18th century, male.

Born 6 February 1736, in Wiesensteig, near Geislingen, Württemberg; died 19 August 1783, in Presburg (now Bratislava).

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In 1752, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt was a pupil of Matthäus Donner and Jacob Schletterer at the academy in Vienna. In 1765, he went to Rome, then to Paris and London. He returned to Vienna in 1766, and was appointed a substitute teacher at

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