SIMON VON TAISTEN
(b. ca. 1455, Taisten, d. ca. 1530)

Biography

Tyrolean painter (Simone da Tesido in Italy), active in the province of Welsberg-Taisten in the southern Tyrol. He was influenced by his Tyrolean contemporaries Michael and Friedrich Pacher. By 1484 he was the head of a flourishing and highly active workshop, capable of executing large scale altarpieces and fresco cycles. One such fresco cycle, and perhaps his most ambitious, is that depicting scenes from the life of Saint Christopher, and the Crucifixion in the Church of St. Nicholas in Obertilliach.