unbekannter Gast

Benk, Johannes#

b. Vienna, July 27, 1844, d. Vienna, March 12, 1914, sculptor. Important representative of the Vienna Ringstrasse style; his own style partly bearing neo-baroque elements; created mainly decorative sculpture and monuments.

Works#

Contributions in Vienna to the Arsenal, Votivkirche church, Kunsthistorisches Museum and Museum of Natural History, Parliament, Town Hall, Burgtheater, etc.; monument of J. Strauss (Younger) and E. Strauss (Vienna Zentralfriedhof cemetery), both around 1900; Deutschmeister monument (Vienna), 1906.

Literature#

G. Kapner et al., Ringstrassendenkmaeler, 1973; M. Poetzl-Malikova, Die Plastik der Ringstrasse 1890-1918, 1976; W. Krause, Die Plastik der Wr. Ringstrasse. Von der Spaetromantik bis zur Wende um 1900, 1980.