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Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

German-Austrian sculptor who created “character mind”, some busts with contorted faces, like the piece A Hypocrite and Slanderer. He spent 2 yrs in Graz, employed in the workshop of his maternal uncle. He stated the goal of his “personality mind” was to represent 64 “canonical grimaces” from the human being face. He grew up by his uncle, the sculptor Johann Baptist Straub. He and Graeme Lloyd both experienced from Crohn’s disease.

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