Even as an art student in Munich, Michael Zeno Diemer (1867 - 1939) maintained
close ties with Tyrol. In 1893 he painted a diorama of a glacier for the World's
Fair in Chicago. He was the natural choice for the contract to create "The Battle
of Bergisel" although he was only 27 years old at the time. Diemer specialized in
panoramic images and aerial views. A pilot in the First World War, he did not
live to see the catastrophic consequences of the National Socialist ideology he
had embraced in the 1920's.