Elischer, John Wolfgang
The Austrian sculptor John Wolfgang Elischer was born in Vienna. He studied at the Academy from 1908 until 1911. The last two years, he spent in Paris where he was trained by August Rodin. After serving in World War I, he freelanced as a sculptor, creating figures for porcelain manufactories. He worked as artistic director for Ditman-Brunner. In 1935, he went to Australia, where he received many commissions for memorial bronze sculptures.