Gasser, Hanns Hans#
b. Eisentratten (municipality of Krems in Carinthia), Oct. 2, 1817, d. Budapest, Hungary (then Pest), April 24, 1868, sculptor. Studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, worked in Munich from 1842-1847, returned to Vienna, numerous works include Carltheater (discontinued after 1945), Arsenal, bank and stock exchange by H. Ferstel (Vienna's 1st district, Herrengasse). Taught at the Academy from 1850-1851. Next to A. D. von Fernkorn most important Austrian sculptor during the late Romantic period.
Further works#Statues: C. M. Wieland (Weimar), 1857; L. Graf v. Welden (Graz), 1859; Maria Theresia (Wiener Neustadt), 1860; Kaiserin-Elisabeth-Statue (Vienna), 1860. - Memorial: W. A. Mozart (Vienna, Central Cemetery, slightly altered by F. Poenninger), 1859; Opern-Brunnen (Vienna), 1868. - Portrait busts, statuettes.
Literature#Der Bildhauer H. G., exhibition catalogue, Klagenfurt 1985; M. Hinteregger, Das Denkmal und das Grabmal bei H. G., master's thesis, Vienna 1993.