MASTER of Heiligenkreuz
(active in the early 1400s in Austria)

Biography

This artist derived his name from a diptych that once belonged to the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, located in southeastern Austria. His nationality is uncertain, he was most probably trained in France but active in Austria.

Stylistically, the Master's work is distinguished by use of some Gothic decorative elements, as well as oddly-proportioned figures with long, thin limbs and fingers.