Landolin Ohmacht (1760 - 1834)

Bust of Susette Gontard

Landolin Ohmacht, Bust of Susette Gontard, Frankfurt a. Main, ca. 1795
Landolin Ohmacht, Bust of Susette Gontard, Frankfurt a. Main, ca. 1795

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Landolin Ohmacht

1760 - 1834

Ohmacht was initially apprenticed in Freiburg, possibly to Christian Wenzinger, and later in Frankenthal to Johann Peter Melchior, who was sculptor to the court of the electors in Mainz. In 1780 he went into business for himself. Ohmacht studied antiquity in Rome in 1789/90 and worked for Antonio Canova. He went to Hamburg via Vienna and Dresden and then to Frankfurt and Mainz. In 1797 he returned to Rottweil, and in 1801 he settled in Strasbourg, where he lived until his death in 1834. Ohmacht is as well known for his numerous public monuments as for his small-scale busts of such notable figures as Angelica Kauffmann, Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock and Johann Peter Hebel.
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