Franz Barwig

Franz Barwig, the elder, b. Senov, Czech Republic (Schönau near Neutitschein), April 19, 1868, d. Vienna, May 15, 1931 (suicide), sculptor, teacher in Villach and 1908-1924 at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts.

Specialist in wood carving, in particular animal figures where he unifies vitality with stereometric discipline and amalgamates modern and traditional styles. Father of the sculptor Franz B. the younger.

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