Franz Michael Hueber

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Franz Michael Hueber († May 22, 1746 in Innsbruck ) was an Austrian baroque painter .

life and work

Bernardisaal in Stams Abbey

Little is known about Huebers life, he was a citizen of Innsbruck and married Maria Elisabeth Valdiner there on November 21, 1701, with whom he had nine children. He worked as court painter for the Tyrolean governor Karl Philipp von der Pfalz and especially created decorative paintings such as holy graves , theater sets or the funeral decorations for the funeral ceremony for Empress Eleonore Magdalene Theresia in May 1720 and for Emperor Charles VI. in December 1740 in collaboration with the court architect Georg Anton Gumpp . In 1711 he painted the Herkulessaal of Innsbruck with Josef and Johann WaldmannHofburg (the paintings were destroyed during the renovation in 1760). What has been preserved, however, is the fresco decoration of the Bernardisaal in Stams Abbey , which he created together with his student Anton Zoller in 1722 and which shows scenes from the life of St. Bernhard von Clairvaux shows.