Jakob
Grimm

shop foreman

died Nürnberg, Dec 1490

Jakob Grimm became a master workman in bridge and vault building and construction in Nuremberg in 1484 at the time of the Late Gothic. His oeuvre comprises the west gable of the choir of St. Lorenz church and the vaulting of the choir both of which being genial works.

In the Late Gothic period he made a decisive contribution to the development of complex vaults (ribbed net vaults), possibly for the first time the ribs directly are set on without capitals at different heights and partly with considerable overlaps (Stefan Bürger 2007). Thus the traditional relationship of pillar and vault was inverted and determined in a new way.

Dr. Pablo de la Riestra

Style: Late Gothic

Period: 15th c.