(Tiffen at Villach 1878 – 1943 Klagenfurt) attended the episcopal boys’ seminar in Klagenfurt and entered in 1899 in the Benedictine monastery of St. Paul in Lavanttal. After a two-year study visit to Rome followed priestly ordination in St. Paul, then 1904-1908 study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

1910-1932 drawing teacher in the Stiftsgymnasium St. Paul. After the founding of the family in 1932, he was released back to lay status.

Orders for frescoes in public buildings and private spaces, enthusiasm for the woodcut after models from the history of art, which, especially in the form of commercial graphics, becomes his main activity.

In the 1930s and thereafter, the epitome of the Carinthian “Heimatmalers”, popular with both the bourgeoisie and the common people. His enthusiasm for the German national ideology in the 30s and 40s weighs heavily on his artistic heritage.

His extraordinary talent for the art form of the woodcut secures him nevertheless a high rank in the Austrian and particularly in the Carinthian art history.

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