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Veit Stoss

Veit StossBorn: 1438
Birthplace: Swabia, Germany
Died: 1533
Location of death: Nürnberg, Bavaria, Germany
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, St. Johannis Friedhof, Nuremburg, Germany

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Sculptor

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: 16th. c. German sculptor, woodcarver

German sculptor and wood carver, born in Nuremberg. In 1477 he went to Krakow, where he was actively engaged until 1499. It was here that he carved the high altar for the Marienkirche, between 1477 and 1484. On the death of King Casimir IV in 1492 Stoss carved his tomb in red marble for the cathedral in Krakow. To the same date is ascribed the marble tombstone of the archbishop Zbigniew Ollsnicki in the cathedral at Gnesen; and soon after this he executed the Stanislaus altar for the Marienkirche at Krakow. In 1496 he returned to Nuremberg, where he did a great deal of work in completing altars. His main works are: a relief with the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin in the Germanic museum at Nuremberg, a statue of the Blessed Virgin in the Frauenkirche, the Annunciation in the Lorenzkirche and the circular rosary in the Germanic museum.

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