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St. Paul's Catholic Church, Onaway, Michigan: artists Peter and Christel Brahm

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Zettler (F. X.) Studios
Munich, Germany

Birth Year: 1841

Death Year: 1916

Biography: After training at Ludwig College and Art School, Franz Zayer Zettler (1841-1916) joined Franz Mayer & Co. in 1863 as art director. In 1870 he founded his own studio, the Institute of Ecclesiastical Stained Glass Windows. In 1873, under the patronage of King Ludwig II, the studio was renamed the Royal Bavarian Art Institute for Pictorial Painting on Glass. Zettler sold his windows to American clients through the Swiss firm Benziger Brothers during the 1800s and through the Daprato Statuary Company of Chicago and New York City after 1906. His two sons, Franz and Oskar, managed the studio after their father’s death, with Oskar in charge of overseas operations. Oskar’s son, Oscar Zettler, Jr., later took over the studio and in 1939 the Zettler company joined with the Mayer firm. Both Zettler and Mayer studios were known for their “Munich Style” windows that feature richly detailed settings and exquisitely painted figures.


     Zettler, F.X.
     Zettler, Franz Zayer
     Zettler, Franz
     Zettler, Oskar
     Zettler Jr., Oskar

St. Francis with St. Clare
Nativity Window
Window Name: Nativity Window
Zettler signature
Window Name: Zettler signature
Holy Family in Nazareth
Building Name and City: Holy Rosary Church, Cedar
Pentecost Window
Window Name: Pentecost Window
Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple
St. Margaret Mary and the Sacred Heart
St. Aloysius and St. Robert Bellarmine
St. Thomas Aquinas
Window Name: St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Peter and Jesus
Window Name: St. Peter and Jesus
The Good Shepherd
Window Name: The Good Shepherd
Jesus and the Children
St. Francis
Window Name: St. Francis
Death of St. Francis
Virgin Mary
Window Name: Virgin Mary
Good Shepherd
Window Name: Good Shepherd