Tayfun Belgin is a German art historian, born in Turkey in 1956. Studied art history, theory and didactics of history and philosophy at the Ruhr University Bochum. From 1990 curator and curator at the Ostwall Museum Dortmund. 2003 move to Austria, director of the Kunsthalle Krems. Since 2007 director of the Osthaus Museum Hagen. Numerous publications on modern and contemporary art, author of books, including: Alexej von Jawlensky. An Artist's Biography.