The Straub Family

Johann Georg Straub the Younger (1721–1773)

There is still little known about the life and artistic work of Johann Georg Straub the Younger. His work as a journeyman in the workshop of his elder brother Philipp Jakob Straub (1706–1774) in 1751, at least, has been documented. He then lived in Bad Radkersburg in Southern Styria, where he got married in 1753. It is difficult to trace his sculptural work. We only know for certain that the right-hand altar in the Frauenkirche Mariahilf in Radkersburg was made by him. His style is very sublime and can be categorised as classical Baroque.