During his years of travel, Hans Multscher became familiar with the artistic innovations of the Netherlands and the north of France. Back in Germany, he lived and worked in Ulm as a sculptor, painter and modeller. While most artists of the 15th century remain anonymous to us, Multscher stands out for the constant development and progression in his art. He departed from the flowing contours of the 'Beautiful Style' of the International Gothic of his day and pioneered a more severe form of realism. He executed the 'Man of Sorrow' at the Gothic cathedral of Ulm in 1429, along with various altars, as well as the sculptures for the glorious windows of Ulm's town hall.
He is considered one of the principle founders of the Ulm School, one of the most important centres of art in the late Gothic period.