Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Graz
Steiermark

Hofgasse 15  
(Burg, 2. Burghof)

Steirische Ehrengalerie

Styrian Gallery of Honor

Various sculptors
1959 (1994)

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Description

On one of the courtyards of the Burg is a series of 10 marble and 2 bronze busts of famous Styrians. In the 'Styrian Commemorative Year' 1959, the 100th anniversary of the death of Archduke Johann, on the initiative of the cultural politician Hanns Koren was decided to set up a 'Styrian gallery of honor' in the 'small courtyard'. The project was designed with the objective 'to present pictorially important personalities, born in Styria, who became famous outside the country through their work'. Originally there were ten busts of important men (no women).
To reach the young target group, it was decided to give the commission be to 'seven young Styrian sculptors': Othmar Clemencic, Erwin Huber, Ulf Mayer, Josef Papst, Gottfried Prabitz, Alfred Schlosser and Erich Unterweger. They are former students of Alexander Silveri, who got the artistic supervision of the project to ensure to the unity of the ensemble.

In 1994 two bronze busts of famous Styrian women, sculpted by female sculptors, were added.

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ALEXANDER GIRARDI
* 1850 graz
† 1918 wien
volksschauspieler
und
humorist

Signed: erich unterweger 1959

HUGO WOLF
* 1860 windischgraz
† 1903 wien
liederkomponist

Signed: e. huber

JOHANN JOSEF FUX
* 1660 hirtenfeld
† 1741 wien
komponist
und
hofkapellmeister

Signed: klemencic

PETER ROSEGGER
* 1843 alpl
† 1918 krieglach
dichter der waldheimat

Signed: klemencic

Alexander Girardi
(Graz 1850 - Wien 1918)
Austrian actor and tenor singer in operettas
(Wikipedia).

Sculptor: Erich Unterweger

Hugo Wolf
(Windischgrätz 1860 - Wien 1903)
Austrian composer
(Wikipedia).

Sculptor: Erwin Huber

Johann Josef Fux
(Hirtenfeld bei Graz c. 1660 - Wien 1741)
Austrian composer, music theorist and pedagogue
(Wikipedia).

Sculptor: Othmar Klemencic

Peter Rosegger
(actually Roßegger) (Alpl, Steiermark 1843 - Krieglach 1918), Austrian writer and poet from the province of Styria. He was a son of a farmer and grew up in the forests and fields (Wikipedia).

Sculptor: Othmar Klemencic

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ULRICH von LIECHTENSTEIN
* um 1200
† um 1275
minnesänger

Signed: (monogram) AS

ANNA PLOCHL
Gräfin von Meran
* 6.1.1804     † 4.8.1885
Stifterin des Kinderspitals
Büste 1994: Lia Rigler

Signed: L. Rigler.

PAULA GROGGER
Steirische Schriftstellerin
* 12.7.1892     † 1.1.1985
Büste 1994: Margarete Wilburg

Signed: wilburg 74

AUGUST MUSGER
* 1843 eisenerz
† 1929 graz
priester und lehrer
erfinder der zeitlupe

Signed: prabitz 1959

Ulrich von Liechtenstein
(Murau c. 1200 - 1275)
German minnesinger and poet of the Middle Ages
(Wikipedia).

Sculptor: Alfred Schlosser

Anna Plochl
(Aussee 1804 - Aussee 1885)
morganatic wife of Archduke John of Austria
(Wikipedia).

Sculptor: Lia Rigler

Paula Grogger
(Öblarn 1892 - Öblarn 1984)
Austrian writer
(Wikipedia).

Sculptor: Margarete Wilburg

August Musger
(Eisenerz 1868 - Graz 1929)
Austrian priest and physicist
(Wikipedia).

Sculptor: Gottfried Prabitz

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PETER TUNNER
* 1809 deutschfeistritz
† 1897 leoben
eisenfachmann
und
berater erzherzog johanns

Signed: monogram UM

JOHANN BERNHARD FISCHER
von ERLACH
* 1656 graz
† 1723 wien
architekt und barockbaumeister

Signed: j. papst

JOSEPH THADDÄUS STAMMEL
* 1695 graz
† 1765 admont
barockbildhauer
im benediktinerstift admont

Signed: e. huber

VIKTOR KAPLAN
* 1876 mürzzuschlag
† 1934 unterach am attersee
erfinder der propellerturbine

Not signed

Peter Tunner
(Deutschfeistriz 1809 - Leoben 1897)
Austrian mining pioneer
(Wikipedia).

Sculptor: Ulf Mayer

Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach
(Graz 1656 - Wien 1723)
Austrian architect
(Wikipedia).

Sculptor: Josef Papst

Josef Stammel
(Graz 1695 - Admont 1765)
Austrian sculptor
(Wikipedia).

Sculptor: Erwin Huber

Viktor Kaplan
(Mürzzuschlag 1876 - Unterach am Attersee 1934)
Austrian engineer and the inventor of the Kaplan turbine
(Wikipedia).

Sculptor: Josef Papst

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Fux, Johann Josef
  • Gallery of Honor
  • Girardi, Alexander
  • Grogger, Paula
  • Huber, Erwin
  • Inventor
  • Kaplan, Viktor
  • Klemencic, Othmar
  • Liechtenstein, Ulrich von
  • Mayer, Ulf
  • Mining
  • Musger, August
  • Papst, Josef
  • Physicist
  • Plochl, Anna
  • Prabitz, Gottfried
  • Rigler, Lia
  • Rosegger, Peter
  • Schlosser, Alfred
  • Sculptor
  • Silveri, Alexander
  • Singer
  • Stammel, Josef
  • Tunner, Peter
  • Unterweger, Erich
  • Wilburg, Margarete
  • Wolf, Hugo
  • Writer / poet
  • Location N 47°4'22" E 15°26'32"

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