Lecture to Focus on Sculptor of Famous Altarpiece in Poland

By | January 30, 2017

Veit Stoss, one of the greatest sculptors of the 16th century best known for creating the largest Gothic altarpiece in the world, will be discussed at the Daemen College Sister Jeanne File Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in Room 120 in the Research and Information Commons.

“A German Sculptor in Krakow: Veit Stoss and the Altarpiece of St. Mary” will be explored by Brian Hammer, instructor of art history at Daemen. He will give an overview and provide analysis of the sculptor’s famous altarpiece, which is located in the Basilica of St. Mary in Krakow.

Considered a national treasure in Poland, the 42-foot-by-36-foot altarpiece was carved by Stoss over a period of 12 years and consists of more than 200 figures.

Daemen’s lecture is named in honor of Sister Jeanne File, OSF, an art historian and internationally known calligrapher and one of the seven Sisters of St. Francis who founded Rosary Hill College (now Daemen College) in 1947.

The event is free and open to the public. Additional information is available by calling 839-8241 or email aappler@daemen.edu.