Hans Krumpper

1570 - 1634

Hans Krumpper was a German sculptor, plasterer, architect, and intendant of the arts who served the Bavarian dukes William V and Maximilian I.
Krumpper was born in Weilheim in Oberbayern. He worked for the Bavarian court from 1584, and in 1599 he succeeded Friedrich Sustris; in 1609 he became the chief sculptor to the court.
He was strongly influenced by the Italian and Dutch mannerism and became the creator of the first self-contained Bavarian Early Baroque sculptures. He died in Munich.
Among his masterpieces are the Old Residence in Munich and the Tomb monument of Emperor Louis IV in the Munich Frauenkirche. His main work, the church of the minims in Munich was demolished in 1902.
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