Leo von Moos

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Leo von Moos (born April 11, 1872 in Mondsee , † April 20, 1943 in Salzburg ) was an Austrian sculptor .


Von Moos was a student in Innsbruck and Vienna and then worked as a master stonemason and sculptor in Salzburg. In 1901 he joined the German Gymnastics Federation and received many orders. In 1904 von Moos was appointed to the board of the Salzburg Arts and Crafts Cooperative.


Jahn memorial in Linz

Von Moos was a specialist in Jahn monuments (1903 in the spa gardens of Salzburg, Mondsee, Traunstein ). In 1904 he designed a relief from Lasa marble for the Jahn memorial in the Salzburg municipality of Oberndorf . In 1905 he created the monument to the gymnastics father Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852) in the Volksgarten Linz for the Jahn gymnastics community . In 1908, for the 60th anniversary of the reign of Emperor Franz Joseph I, he created a bust made of Untersberg marble in the then independent municipality of Maxglan (now part of Salzburg), which is now located near the war memorial at Maxglan cemetery. In 1913 he created a wreathed medallion picture for the freedom fighter Johann Panzl in Mühlbach im Pinzgau (municipality of Bramberg). The Peter Sieberer monument in Pfarrwerfen and the Unken monument also come from him. In 1919 there was a male nude as a fencer. In 1923 the war memorial was inaugurated in Oberndorf Park with a thoughtful soldier created by Moos. For the palace chapel of Schloss Goldenstein he made an ambo and a relief of four praying people in 1926. In 1931 the commemorative plaque for Otto Nussbaumer was made at the New Residence in Salzburg. A picture medallion comes from his hand for the Paracelsus grave in the Sebastian cemetery there. He was acquainted with Georg Ritter von Schönerer , portrayed him several times and made several Bismarck monuments and plaques for him. There is also a Salzburg bull from him. A bust of Ludwig Purtscheller from his hand is in the Zeppezauerhaus on Salzburg's Untersberg . The following tombs were designed by him at the Salzburg municipal cemetery: Warrior tomb, Roittner tomb, Oedl tomb, Thalhammer tomb and the arcaded crypt LI.


  • Heinz Dopsch (ed.): History of Salzburg, city and country. Anton Pustet, Salzburg 1991, ISBN 3-7025-0197-5 , p. 3209.
  • Günther Rohrer: The stone sculptor Leo von Moos (1872–1943). In: Salzburg Archive. Volume 2, (1986), pp. 233-289.
  • Werner Telesko : Cultural Area Austria. The identity of the regions in the visual arts of the 19th century. Vienna 2008, ISBN 978-3-205-77720-5 , p. 251. (online)

Web links

Commons : Leo von Moos  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Jahn memorial. on: turnverein-oberndorf.at , accessed on July 23, 2011
  2. ^ Jahn memorial in Linz
  3. The war memorial in the city park. Retrieved July 23, 2011
  4. Friederike Zaisberger, Reinhard R. Heinisch (ed.): "Life beyond death ...", Salzburg 2006, 23rd supplement. Vol. MGSLK, p. 37