The name of Kuolt has long been synonymous throughout the world with skilled nativity carvings. In the 1930’s, Professor Kuolt designed many monuments and chapels in southern Germany before turning to carving as a profession. He had his greatest artistic success with nativity carvings. His figures are marked by simplicity and strict piety.
Born on April 3, 1879 in Spaichingen, Germany, he was a student at the Munich School of Art and then from 1910 thru 1914 at the Munich Academy. In addition to a large number of well known monuments and memorial chapels throughout Southern Germany, he created countless smaller works which are now displayed by museums.