Caspar Zumbusch – an artist that helped shape the city
Have you ever heard of Caspar Zumbusch? Not really a household name, but kind of a big deal. He was a sculptor born in North Rhine-Westphalia in 1830 and starting in 1873 he worked at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. To make a long story short, he is responsible for monuments that most people have seen in Vienna, including, among many others:
Maria Theresia (in the middle of the two famous museums)
General Radetzky (in the Ringstraße close to the Donaukanal)
Archduke Albrecht (right in front of the Albertina)
Of course, after all this work Franz Joseph granted him a knighthood in 1888. Although few people know about him, his work has definitely left a mark in the city! (Cr)
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