(c. 1555–1616). Dutch sculptor active in Germany who is first documented in 1578 working at Peterhausen Abbey near Konstanz. His earliest works show the influence of other sculptors active in the area, the Heiligenberg Master and Master Michael, the monogrammist MVDV. Morinck adopted the former's restrained interpretation of Cornelis Floris's architectural decorations, and from the latter the technique for carving in shallow relief and the preference for Netherlandish prints as a source of compositional design. Much of his work during the 1580s was executed in wood, including his earliest important commission, the Coronation of the Virgin for the altar of the abbey church of S. Blasien (1586; untraced). Later works were often executed in stone, including the tomb of Helene von Raitenau (1595; SS Petrus and Paulus, Örsingen), with dramatic, packed compositions in high relief. His finest works include the Trinity (c. 1600; Kahlsruhe, Landesmus.), the Crucifixion (1606; Oberstadion), and his most noted work, the Entombment (1609–10; Konstanz, S. Stephan). Morinck achieved considerable success and his work is of a quality comparable to the best of his contemporaries in Germany.
From The Oxford Companion to Western Art in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Renaissance Art.