Makarios Tauc was born in 1957 in Prague, Czech Republic. In 1978 he was accepted at the Prague Arts Academy, but emigrated to Sweden. In the same year, he started studying iconography. On his numerous journeys to the US (to an orthodox monastery in Jordanville), Greece (Holy Mount Athos), and to several other monasteries, he acquired practical experience during the first years of his career. Since 1984 he has worked as a freelance icon painter and has orders from all parts of the world.
He has been living with his family since 1985 in Wiesbaden, Gemany. Since that time he has had many exhibitions and orders for icons, iconostases and frescoes. His works are as popular among orthodox christians as among catholics and protestants.