Meinrad Guggenbichler

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Portrait of Guggenbichler at the Wolfgang Altar in Mondsee
High altar of the Michaelbeuern abbey church

Meinrad Guggenbichler , including Johann Meinrad Guggenbichler (* 17th April 1649 in Einsiedeln , Switzerland ; † 10. May 1723 in Mondsee , Upper Austria ) was a sculptor of the Baroque .


Meinrad Guggenbichler was born in Einsiedeln under the name "Guggenbüel". His father Georg was a stone sculptor and builder. After the death of his father, he went to Dillingen with his older brother Johann Michael and completed his apprenticeship there.

His first work in the St. Florian Monastery near Linz is dated from 1670 . As early as 1675 he was involved in the erection of the high altar in the parish church of Straßwalchen , which was incorporated into Mondsee Monastery . From 1678 until the end of his life he worked as a monastery sculptor for Mondsee Monastery.

The work of the artist, who was based in Mondsee as the head of an important workshop from 1678, includes the altars in Straßwalchen , Mondsee , Irrsdorf , Lochen am See , St. Wolfgang , Oberwang , Michaelbeuern , Stadtpfarrkirche Rattenberg (Tyrol) and Oberhofen am Irrsee as well as statues for Munderfing , Schleedorf and Maria Kirchental .



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