Johann Josef Anton Huber

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Detail from a picture of the Credo cycle in Ochsenhausen

Johann Joseph Anton Huber (* 22. June 1737 in Augsburg ; † 26. October 1815 ) was a fresco painter of the late Baroque and later director of the Catholic kingdom Municipal Art Academy Augsburg, now a part of the University of Augsburg .


Huber was born as the son of the wine owner and tenant of the 3 Kronen inn in Augsburg. The tavern was decorated with frescoes by Johann Evangelist Holzer . At the age of 19 in 1756, the student of Johann Georg Bergmüller married and in the same year received the master craftsman's license from the Augsburg craft guild. For the year 1760, one of the first works is the painting Mantle donation of Saint Martin in Döpshofen , part of the municipality of Gessertshausen in the Augsburg district. After the early death of the artist Joseph Mages in 1768, Huber took over the painting of the Mariae Himmelfahrt abbey church in Oberschönenfeld in the Augsburg district .

Director of the Imperial City Art Academy

Resurrection of the dead

After the departure of the Catholic director of the Imperial City of Augsburg Art Academy Matthäus Günther in 1784, Huber was appointed as his successor. From this year the Credo cycle was created , a cycle of frescoes in the two side aisles of the St. Georg monastery church in Ochsenhausen , and the ceiling paintings in the library, armarium and chapter house of Ochsenhausen monastery . This commissioned work was completed in 1787. In the frescoes in St. George, the individual figures and simplifications of the compositions show that he was approaching the classicist style , although he preferred the Rococo style until his last years.

Other works

Fresco and architectural paintings in southern Germany:



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