Michael Morgner counts among the most important representatives of German contemporary art. Born in Chemnitz, Michael Morgner was rained in art at the well-known Leipzig 'Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst'. Michael Morgner's artistic talent becomes obvious in various genres, for instance in painting, graphic art and in sculpting since the 1990s. Interestingly, the decisive step towards sculpting was prepared in paintings, in which the elements more and more attained a haptic character. Despite the Realism that was propagandized in the GDR, Michael Morgner's concept of art remained committed to abstraction, even though figurative tendencies can be observed, for instance in form human bodies. The captivating depiction of man in all his mental states were the artist's preferred subject. A Christian dimension can also be observed in many works, which is the reason why Michael Morgner was awarded the art prize of the 'Stiftung Christliche Kunst' [Foundation Christian Art] Wittenberg in 2006. Works by the artist are in possession of renowned collections.