Conceptual sketch for the carving St. Christopher by Josef Moser, circa 1995- 1996. This sketch was sent to Museum Victoria when the carving was commissioned.

Josef Moser can trace back wood carving in his family to the 18 Century. His father taught him carving in the tradition of the Baroque style and his mother taught him gilding. Josef's father was renowned through Europe for his religious and secular carvings and did commissions all over the world. Josef came to Australia in 1982 and sees himself very much as carrying on the family tradition. The bulk of his work is Christian in subject. Moser works within a consciously Austrian baroque tradition, however he generally lightens the finish of the works to suit a perceived 'Australian taste for more simplicity'.

Physical Description

Charcoal sketch on white paper of a man with a beard, holding a staff in his right hand with a child holding a ball on his shoulder.

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