(b ?Minden, fl 1367; d Hamburg,
between 20 Feb 1414 and 13 May 1415).
illuminator and wood-carver. His major work, the Grabow
Altarpiece (Hamburg, Ksthalle), a combination of carved
figures and painted scenes, is one of the high points of
late 14th-century north German art. In the many
documentary references to him in Hamburg, he is referred
to as ‘painter’, although he was also responsible for
colouring statues. At least the designs of the sculpture
of some of his altars have been attributed to him. His
lively narrative style, with expressive and forceful
gestures, made him one of the most influential of early
Master Bertram of Munden Grabow Altarpiece
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