Astl Astel, Lienhardt#
Astl (Astel), Lienhard(t), late gothic wood-carver and statue painter, probably had his workshop in Gmunden (Upper Austria) between1505 and 1523. (No documentary proof). His name can be found on the winged altarpiece of Hallstatt (Salzburg, around 1515) and became a synonym for a group of stylistically similar works in Upper Austria and Styria such as the winged altarpieces of Gampern and Groebming and several single figures.
Literature#E. M. Tironiek, Studien zu L. A., doctoral thesis, Vienna 1976.