Egid Quirin Asam

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Egid Quirin Asam
Born(1692-09-01)1 September 1692
Died29 April 1750(1750-04-29) (aged 57)
Known forSculptures
StyleLate Baroque and Rococo
Asam Church in Munich
Interior of the Asam Church
Window over the high altar in the Asam Church

Egid Quirin Asam (1 September 1692 – 29 April 1750)[1] was a German plasterer, sculptor, architect, and painter.[2] He was active during the Late Baroque and Rococo periods.[3]

Born in Tegernsee, Bavaria,[4] Asam worked mainly together with his brother, the architect and painter Cosmas Damian Asam. Because of this, their common work is often attributed to the Asam Brothers. Asam died in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg.[4]


Egid Quirin Asam was born on 1 September 1692, in Tegernsee, Bavaria, and baptised the same day.[5] His father was Hans Georg Asam (1649–1741) and his mother was Maria Theresia Asam. Among his eight siblings were Cosmas Damian Asam and Maria Salome Asam.[2]

Major works[edit]

The Asam Brothers, singularly and together, were very prolific artists. Some of their major works were:



  • Mannheim—Jesuit Church of St. Ignatius and St. Francis Xavier (ceiling and dome paintings, now destroyed)
  • Meßkirch—Johann Nepomuk Chapel in Basilica St. Martin (decorations) (1733–1734)



  1. ^ Hitchcock, Henry-Russell (1968). Rococo Architecture in Southern Germany. Phaidon. pp. 19–20. ISBN 9780714813394.
  2. ^ a b Manca, Joseph; Bade, Patrick; Costello, Sarah (2007). 1000 Sculptures of Genius. Sirrocco. p. 511. ISBN 9781844842155.
  3. ^ Hitchcock (1968), pp. 19-22.
  4. ^ a b Bazin, Germain (1968). The History of World Sculpture. New York Graphic Society. p. 410.
  5. ^ Hitchcock (1968), p. 232.