(1861 - 1936)
Franz Xaver Bergmann was active/lived in Austria, United States. Franz Bergmann is known for foundry owner of art nouveau sculpture.
Biography Franz Bergmann
Franz Xaver Bergman (or Franz Xaver Bergmann) (1861-1936) was the owner of a Viennese foundry who produced numerous patinated and cold-painted bronze Oriental, erotic and animal figures, the latter often humanized or whimsical, humorous objects d'art. Noted for his detailed and colorful work, and signed either with a 'B' in an urn-shaped cartouche or 'Nam Greb' or 'Namgreb' - 'Bergman' in reverse, he used these marks to disguise his identity on erotic works.
His father Franz Bergmann was a professional chaser* from Gablonz/Bohemia who came to Vienna and founded a small bronze factory in 1860. His son Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861 - 1936) inherited the company and opened a new foundry in 1900. Many of the bronzes from the 1900s were
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