Böhm, Joseph Daniel#
b. Wallendorf, Spišske Vlachy, Spiš, Slovakia (then Zips), March 15, 1794, d. Vienna, Aug. 15, 1865, medallist, sculptor, collector and art expert. From 1836 director of the Academy of Engravers at the Mint; head of a private circle of artists and art experts (precursor of the Vienna School of Art History), key figure of the Vienna art scene in the middle of the 19th century and mentor of the so-called Ringstrasse generation. His son Joseph Edgar B. (1834-1890) became one of the most important sculptors of the Victorian Age in London.
Works#portrait medals and coinage dies; sculptures for Archduke Johann, 1822/25.