Hans Multscher

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Multscher, Hans


Born circa 1400, in Reichenhofen, near Leutkirch, Württemberg; died 1467, in Ulm. German sculptor and painter.

Multscher worked in Ulm from 1427. His style was influenced by Robert Campin and Netherlandish and French sculpture of the Early Renaissance (Claus von Sluter). At the same time as L. Moser and K. Witz, Multscher began to make studies from life and to introduce elements of everyday life into religious compositions. He sought to endow the persons in his paintings with individuality by giving them grotesque postures and facial expressions, as in his Landsberg altar (1437, Dahlem Museum, Berlin; formerly considered to have been from Wurzach). As a sculptor, Multscher was more conservative.


Tripps, M. Hans Multscher. Weissenhorn, 1969.
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