MASTER PAUL of Lőcse
(active 1500-1520 in Upper Hungary)
The Hungarian Master Paul of Lőcse was the pupil of Veit Stoss, the sculptor of the St Mary altarpiece in Cracow. Works from his workshop are to be found at every step in the counties of Szepes and Liptó in Upper Hungary (now Slovakia). At Lőcse (Levoča in Slovakia), in the church of St. James's alone, there are five altars from the same source, besides the equestrian statue of St. George. The Altarpiece of St James is the largest and most valuable creation of the workshop, it can be compared with the best European winged altars.