Was born on February 10th in Dusseldorf.
Acquaintance with his later spouse Lilo Lang at an Italian dancing school
Graduated from academic high school.
Marriage to Lilo. First solo exhibition abroad at Galleria Arturo Schwarz in Milan
"Großer Kunstpreis" of the federal state Nordrhein-Westfahlen
First contact with the Parisian surrealist circle around André Breton
First exhibition in Paris and birth of his first son David
Start of the intense preoccupation with the technique of etching
Professorship and direction of a class for free painting at the Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf
Lilo Klapheck lost her life in a fire in the family’s holiday home in the Netherlands
Beginning of a new series depicting nudes in interiors and landscapes
Honorary member of the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf