The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Knabl, Joseph
KNABL, Joseph, a Tyrolese sculptor, born at Fliess in 1821. He is the son of a farmer, and studied first under a local artist, and subsequently in Munich, where he became in 1863 professor in the academy. He excels in mediæval statuary. His principal works represent religious subjects, as his “St. Anne and Mary,” for the Eichstädt cathedral, which obtained a prize in 1858 and his admission to the academy, and his masterpiece, the “Coronation of Mary,” for the high altar of the church of Our Lady in Munich.