Veit Stoss

Veit Stoss

Birth
Horb am Neckar, Landkreis Freudenstadt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 20 Sep 1533 (aged 85–86)
Nuremberg, Stadtkreis Nürnberg, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Burial Nuremberg, Stadtkreis Nürnberg, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Memorial ID 20924215 · View Source
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German sculptor. Veit Stoss was among the most important artists of the late Gothic period in Germany. After his marriage in Nuremberg, Stoss moved to Krakow, carving the great altar in St Mary's Church. In 1496, he returned to Nuremberg with his family and took citizenship, but was disgraced in 1503 following dealings with a fraudulent contractor, lost his rights and was branded. Despite restrictions, he continued to work, creating the Annunciation for Saint Lorenz, Nuremberg, and the Nativity Altar in Bamberg Cathedral.

Bio by: Graham Fellows


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  • Originally Created by: Graham Fellows
  • Added: 13 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20924215
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Veit Stoss (1447–20 Sep 1533), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20924215, citing Johannisfriedhof, Nuremberg, Stadtkreis Nürnberg, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .