Zürn Ziern, Zirn, Zörn, Bildhauerfamilie#
Zuern (Ziern, Zirn, Zoern), family of sculptors from Swabia. In the 17th century, three generations of the family worked in Upper Swabia, Bavaria, Upper Austria and Moravia. Worked exclusively for the church (altars, pulpits, sculptures of saints in wood and stone); their work contains strong elements of late Gothic principles of form and thus considerably influenced the specific character of Southern German baroque sculpturing. The most important family member was Michael Zuern the Younger (1654-1698).
Literature#Die Bildhauerfamilie Z. 1585-1724, exhibition catalogue, Braunau 1979; C. Zoege von Manteuffel, Die Bildhauerfamilie Z. 1606-1666, 1989.