Schoy, Johann Jacob
Schoy, Johann Jacob, b. Maribor, Slovenia (then Marburg), July 20, 1686, d. Graz (Styria), April 4, 1732. Leading Styrian sculptor of the first half of the 18th century; in Graz from at least 1713, teacher of J. T. Stammel.
Works: Graz: high altar in the cathedral, 1730-1733 (main work); carved pieta in outer niche of the Bürgerspitalskirche church; Johann-Nepomuk-group in the Zentralfriedhofskirche church; high altar in the Straßgang parish church. - Styria: trinity columns in Leoben and Vordernberg; statues for the Schönberg parish church near Knittelfeld. - Vienna: Nepomuk statue in front of the entrance of the baroque museum in the Belvedere.
Literature: R. List, Kunst und Künstler der Steiermark, vol. 3, 1974.