Johann Cyriak Hackhofer

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Johann Cyriak Hackhofer (born February 14, 1675 in Wilten , Tyrol ; † May 9, 1731 in Vorau , Styria ) was an Austrian painter . He is considered the most important baroque monumental painter in Styria .

life and work

Hackhofer worked in Vienna from 1704 and worked as court painter for the Vorau Abbey and its parishes from 1708 until his death . He was probably influenced by Egid Schor , Kaspar Waldmann and Josef Waldmann in Tyrol and by Johann Michael Rottmayr in Vienna .

Hackhofer painted frescoes in the Vorau Abbey (chapter hall, sacristy), in the Vorau market church , in Festenburg Castle , in the Katharinenkirche and in six chapels (Loreto chapel, thorns chapel, crib chapel, Ölberg chapel, flagellation chapel and cruciform chapel). In addition, he created the high altar sheet in the parish church of Hartberg . Altarpieces are still preserved today in the churches of Grafendorf bei Hartberg , Sankt Johann bei Herberstein , Sankt Ilgen bei Lafnitz , Sankt Lorenzen am Wechsel , Mönichwald , Peggau , Pinggau , Pöllau , Strallegg , Stubenberg and Wenigzell .



  • Johann Cyriak Hackhofes: "Contributions to the history of art in Styria and Carinthia", Volume IV, Graz 1931
  • JC Hackhofer: Exhibition catalog, Vorau Abbey 1981
  • C. Weeber: The pen painter JC Hackhofer from Vorau 1675-1731 . 2 volumes, dissertation, Graz 1987
  • Kurt Woisetschläger:  Hackhofer, Johann Cyriak. In: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 7, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1966, ISBN 3-428-00188-5 , p. 411 f. ( Digitized version ).

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