(b ?Puska, Poland, c. 1400; d Wiener Neustadt, 1475). Architect, presumably of Polish origin, active in Austria. From 1439 he worked in the service of Emperor Frederick III at the capital, Wiener neustadt, and is mentioned in 1450 as master of 32 masons. He was the principal exponent of the imperial court architecture, known from its archaisms as Frederican historicism. He is thought to have trained in Prague and Vienna, although stylistic influences from southern Bohemia and Landshut (Bavaria) have also been detected. He apparently did not attend the meeting that established the Brotherhood of Masons at Regensburg in 1459 (see Mason).
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Renaissance Art.