FEUCHTMAYER, Joseph Anton
(b. 1696, Wessobrun, d. 1770, Wessobrun)

Biography

German Rococo stuccoist and sculptor, the most famous member of a family of artists from Wessobrun in Bavaria. A virtuoso carver and stuccoist, he did a great deal of decorative work for buildings in the Lake Constance area. The greatest ensemble of his works is in the pilgrimage church of Neu-Birnau (1746-53); it includes his most famous figure, the Honey-licking Putto.