Emil Schult is a visual and audio artist based in Germany. Born in Dessau, he studied in the late 1960s with Dieter Rot, Joseph Beuys, and Gerhard Richter. At the same time he met Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider, founders of the influential German electronic music group Kraftwerk. He became involved with the band, first as a musician and then as a longtime collaborator designing album art and other visual components in addition to contributing lyrics.
Schult’s work has been exhibited internationally. As of 2014, he is the Randall International Chair at Alfred University's School of Art and Design. In one project, his students translated the work of Charles Burchfield into stained glass paintings, music, and 3D animations.