Was "Bernard Richter" the painter, or did he just find an artist in St Annaberg?
From what we've read and researched, the land in that part of Poland is pretty flat and featureless, if we understand the translations right. I think the place dedicated to St Anna might originally have been just a monastery, but that a quarry or mine was begun nearby. Before long the blasting started to undermine the church/monastery, so the mining was stopped...I think. Still, there were piles of rock now, almost a mountain of it, not to mention the cave-like area down in the mine/quarry.
We know that the shrine was being built in 1914 when Math and Theo Hesch were in Europe (see the above link). Math said it looked old, but that they'd only been building it for two years so far.
We know now that our Hesch folks were Austrian, living in Bohemia, before they move here to become Americans. Even if they didn't know particular artists 'back home', they would have had contacts there who did. Besides, where ELSE would good religious statues come from? Our relative and friend in Austria, Heinz Binder, sent a video of the Tyrol region of the Austrian Alps, a place Johann Hesch would have known because it was close by and because relatives lived there.
BTW, the painting now has a place of honor in the new part of St Michaels. Painted over 100 years ago in Poland, it hangs next to the stairs beside the elevator, and it's illuminated by an east window. I couldn't get a better picture because of the steps and the window glare...☺
The Sacred Heart statue is in the sanctuary, to the left of the high altar. It's approximately 3/4 life size and beautifully done. The people of St Michaels have taken good care of the statue over the 109 years since it emigrated.