1930, Wendorf (Mecklenburg)lives and works in Düsseldorf

Biography

1930

Born in Wendorf (Mecklenburg)

1949-53

Studies in Wismar and the art school Berlin-Weißensee

1955-58

Studies at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (et al in the class of Otto Pankok)

1957

Group exhibitions with Heinz Mack and Otto Piene

1962

Member of the artist group "Zero" (last group exhibition in 1966)

1964

Award of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia for Visual Arts

1974 - 1995

Professorship at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf

1985

Federal Cross of Merit 1st Class

2000

Pour le mérite für Wissenschaft und Künste

2001

Grand Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany with star

2006

Berliner Bär (B.Z.-Kulturpreis)

2010

Jan-Wellem-Ring Award of state capital Dusseldorf

2015

State Prize of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia