Who was Riemenschneider?

   Tilman Riemenschneider  (1460?-1531), was one of the best-known sculptors of his day in Germany. Riemenschneider carved in both stone and wood. Most of his sculpture is concerned with religious subjects. Riemenschneider's work is noted for its quiet religious feeling. His major sculpture is also known for its accurate portrayal of the subject's physical appearance, whether the subject is a person or an object.
   Riemenschneider was born in Thuringia. He studied his trade in several German cities before settling in Würzburg. He spent most of his life there, becoming a prominent citizen and a member of the Würzburg city Council.