Johann Baptist


born Kocherthürn, 05. Dec 1853

died Nürnberg, 03. Apr 1912

1868-71 pupil of J. Meintel-Horb and the Nuremberg School of Arts and Crafts. From 1879 he was a freelance artist in Nuremberg. In 1885/89 he made sculptures for the extension of the Nuremberg City Hall. On the corner house at Karolinenstraße 57, below the ornate oriel facing Färberstraße, is a carefully crafted stonemason's figure, dated. 1902, signed "I. Schiemer fec.". It is possible that this is a self-portrait of the sculptor who also created the oriel decorated with tracery and friezes. In 1906 he lived at Reuterstraße 7. Buried in grave no. F 90 at Johannisfriedhof, epitaph dat. 1912, still existing.

Works: NÜRNBERG, Stadtpark: Marble vase in memory of the 1st German Singers' Festival, 1890 (design: Friedrich Wanderer; model: Johann Rößner). -Stadtpark: Marble vase commemorating the Bavarian State Exhibition, 1896 (design: Friedrich Wanderer; model: Johann Rößner). -Hauptmarkt 25/27, IHK: Portal, 1910, together with his son (design: Max Heilmeier).

Lit.: Thieme-Becker; Mummenhoff, Rathaus, p. 242; KDM Nürnberg, 1977; E. Masa, Freiplastiken, p. 147 (signature erroneously read as L. Schiemeg) u. p. 171.

quoted from the Nuremberg Künstlerlexikon edited by Manfred H. Grieb 


Period: 20th c., 19th c.