Biography
1910

Born in Poznan / Poland

1911

Emigration to Berlin

1924-27

Apprenticeship as signmaker in the company Ladewig & Co

1929/30

Evening classes at the Kunstgewerbe- und Handwerkerschule (Academy of arts and crafts) in the Andreasstraße, Berlin

1933

Studies at the Vereinte Staatsschule für Freie und Angewandte Kunst, Berlin (today Universität der Künste Berlin – University of Arts Berlin)

1937

Employment as illustrator in the company Beleuchtungskörperfabrik Oskar Falbe AG

1939-45

Soldier; becomes member of the Verein Bildender Künstler (Association of Artists), exhibition of his drawings

1945/46

British internment camp near Oldenburg

1946

Return home to Berlin; poster for the May 1st 1946; participation at the first postwar-exhibition; Professorship at the Kunsthochschule (Academy of Arts) Berlin-Weißensee until 1975

1949

Aquaintence with Alfred Erhardt and Otto Dix. Foundation and leadership of the print office at the Kunsthochschule (Academy of Arts) Berlin-Weißensee

1961

Käthe-Kollwitz-Award of the Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts) of the GDR

1962

Goethe-Award of the City of Berlin (East)

1964

Relocation to Berlin-Mitte

1972

Member of the Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts) of the GDR

1974-78

Chairman of the Verband Bildender Künstler der DDR (Association of Artists of the GDR) Berlin (East)

2001

died in Berlin