Tunner, Joseph Ernst
Tunner, Joseph Ernst, b. Obergraden bei Köflach (Styria), Sept. 24, 1792, d. Graz (Styria), Oct. 10, 1877, painter of historical scenes and portraits, Nazarene, father of the painter Silvia T. Studied at the Vienna Academy; from 1821 to 23 in Istria, then until 1831 in Rome, worked with F. Overbeck and the Lukas brothers, worked solely for the Catholic Church, created numerous altar paintings for Styrian churches. From 1840 director of the Academy of Drawing and Picture Gallery in Graz.
Literature: F. Klabinus, Der steir. Nazarener J. T. - Sein Leben und seine Kunst, 1934.