LEDERER, Jörg
(b. ca. 1470, Füssen, d. ca. 1549, Kaufbeuren)

Biography

German sculptor. His works are typically not signed, they are identified only by stylistic considerations.

He acquired citizenship of Füssen in 1499, and a little later moved to Kaufbeuren where he entered the guild, and is mentioned as guild master in 1530-32. Artistically he is rooted in the late Gothic period of Augsburg. After 1507 he had a leading role in Upper Swabian territories. Not only he did work with assistants, but employed full masters from the guild. He ran a large workshop where sculptors, painters and gilders worked for him.



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