|Dates||1724 - 1796|
Franz Anton Maulbertsch first studied painting with his father, then began his formal training at theKaiserliche Akademie(Imperial Academy) in Vienna at the age of fifteen. He spent his career painting large-scale decorative
Scholars have neglected Maulbertsch and his frescos because the works are located far from major city centers. His work has recently been reappraised, and Maulbertsch is now recognized, as he was in his own lifetime, as one of the leading architectural painters of his century and a colorist comparable to Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.