Asam, Egid Quirin
German, 18th century, male.
Born 1 September 1692, in Tegernsee; died 29 April 1750, in Mannheim.
Sculptor, stucco artist, engraver.
Brother of Cosmas Asam. After serving his apprenticeship with Anton Faistenberger in Munich, he spent some time in Rome where he came under the influence of Bernini, and where he made a special study of the work of Pietro da Cortona and Domenico Zampierir. He frequently worked with his brother Cosmas Damian, who was active in the Northern Palatinate and was responsible for much of the decoration in churches and monasteries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including Freistadt, Metten, Amberg, Gunching, Aldersbach, Munich, Innsbruck, Einsiedeln, Freising, Straubing, Pffafenhofen and Regensburg. Egid Quirin Asam also took on some solo commissions, notably the decoration of the monastery church of Rohr, near Abensberg. In ...