MASTER THOMAS de Coloswar
(first half of 15th century)
Hungarian painter. His name was retained in the inscription of a predella which got from Garamszentbenedek to the Gallery of Esztergom. Unfortunately, it was destroyed later. Commissioned by Miklós Péterfia, the canon of Gyõr in 1427, the picture in the middle of the triptych showed the sufferings of Christ with the lives of the saints on the both sides of the triptych in a style integrating International Gothic realism with the style of contemporary German masters. The triptych, which is highly expressive and realistic, is one of the best of its kind. His major works are Christ on the Mount Olives, Christ Carrying the Cross, Resurrection, Ascension, St. Benedict, St. Egidius and Bari Saint Nicholas (all in the Christian Museum, Esztergom).