(b. 1564, München, d. 1637, Weilheim)


German sculptor, one of the leading sculptors active in Weilheim. He may have been born in Munich and he probably trained with Adam Krumpper (c. 1576-1582), with whom he later collaborated. At least 25 projects are either signed or documented and another 13 are attributed to Degler; unfortunately, only about half of these survive. Degler's most famous and earliest creations are the high altar (1604), two side altars (1607) and pulpit (ca. 1608) in St. Ulrich und St. Afra, Augsburg. He also specialized in richly painted life-size statues of the Virgin and Child.

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