GÜNTHER, Franz Ignaz
(b. 1725, Altmannstein, d. 1775, München)


Bavarian sculptor. After a varied training culminating in some years at the Vienna Academy he settled in Munich in 1754. His short career was productive of a considerable quantity of wood-carving combining a very elegant Rococo style with a highly emotional religious content. In 1759-62 he produced his chief work, the almost entire furnishing of the church at Rott-am-Inn.