Beginning in the sixties, the Lindau-native was one of the most prominent representatives of the so-called New Figuration.
1937 born in Lindau
1958–1962 studies at Karlsruhe academy of fine arts
1971/72 guest teaching position at Karlsruhe academy of fine arts
1975/76 guest lectureshipat Städelschule, Frankfurt
1978 Venice biennial, German pavilion
1978-2002 professorship at Dusseldorf academy of fine arts
2005 died in Quadrath-Ichendorf, Germany