Faistenberger, Simon Benedikt#
b. Kitzbuehel (Tyrol), Oct. 27, 1695, d. Kitzbuehel (Tyrol), April 22, 1759, painter; grandson of Andreas Faistenberger. Together with Andreas and Anton Faistenberger an important member of the family; pupil of the Munich court painter J. A. Gumpp, influenced by C. D. Asam and J. M. Rottmayr. Under their influence, F. remained committed to the High Baroque style and did not follow the artistic trends prevalent in Southern Germany in the first half of the 18th century. painted mainly frescoes, but was also a portraitist.
Works#frescoes, altar-pieces and pictures of saints in churches in North Tyrol: Jochberg, St. Johann, Kitzbuehel, Rattenberg and others; portraits (self-portrait in the Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck); drawings.