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Egid Quirin Asam

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Egid Quirin Asam

Interior of the Asamkirche
Window over the high altar in the Asamkirche

Egid Quirin Asam (1 September 1692 (baptized) - 29 April 1750) was a German plasterer and sculptor active during the period of the Late Baroque.

Born in Tegernsee, Bavaria, 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.


  • Major works 1
    • Bavaria 1.1
    • Baden-Würrtemberg 1.2
    • Austria 1.3

Major works

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)


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