The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Halbig, Johann

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HALBIG, Johann, yō'hän häl'bĭg, German sculptor: b. Donnersdorf, Lower Franconia, 13 July 1814; d. Munich, 29 Aug. 1882. He studied at the Munich Academy, and elsewhere, finally establishing himself at Munich, where he became a professor in the Polytechnic School in 1845. His most important work is the quadriga with four colossal lions for the triumphal gateway, Munich. He also executed the Platen memonal at Ansbach, the bronze statue of Fraunhofer at Munich, the ‘Emancipation’ group in New York, the ‘Crucifixion’ group for Oberammergau, and numerous busts.