German painter, known only from one work, the Magdalene altarpiece in the church at Tiefenbronn (signed and dated 1432—not 1431, as had previously been read). The altarpiece is remarkably advanced stylistically, showing a detailed naturalism in the treatment of figures and landscape and an interest in light that have much in common with the paintings of Witz, who worked in nearby Switzerland. Also remarkable is an enigmatic inscription on the frame (perhaps no more than the lament of an underpaid artist): ‘schri kunst schri und klag dich ser din begert iecz niemen mer’ (‘Cry out, art, cry out and wail! No one wants you now’).
Subjects: Renaissance Art.