ERHART, Michael
(active 1469-1522 in Ulm)


Michael Erhart, German sculptor, is attested as a sculptor in Ulm between 1469 and 1522. His son Gregor (1460/79-1540), also a sculptor, is recorded for the first time in 1494 in Augsburg. He was the most significant sculptor, after Hans Multscher, active in Ulm in the last third of the 15th century. His masterpiece is the Blaubeuren Altarpiece, executed in 1494-94 with the contribution of his son, which marks the culmination of the mature Ulm style of Michael Erhart, beyond which his later sculptural works show no further advance.