Edwin Scharff Museum
The Edwin Scharff Museum, situated at the Petrus Platz in Neu Ulm, houses the town’s historical collections and was opened in 1999. The Edwin Scharff Museum also houses a collection of the most important works of Edwin Scharff. Oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and especially sculptures trace the path from his early beginnings to his later works. Temporary exhibitions complement and enhance the permanent exhibits.
Scharff devoted himself to the art of the 20th century, with views into the 19th century and to the present day. The emphasis of the exhibitions is on the Edwin Scharff époque, i.e. the period from 1887 to 1955. In pursuing his artistic development, one aspect the museum focuses on is sculpture.
Together with Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Ernst Barlach, and Georg Kolbe, Edwin Scharff is one of the most important German sculptors of the first half of the 20th century. He began as a painter but later turned to sculptor.