Biography
1924

Born in Aachen

1946 –1950

Studies at the Public Academy of Arts (Staatliche Kunstakademie), Düsseldorf

since 1953

Member of the Group 53

1957-1960

Leader of the Group 53 in Düsseldorf

1960

Starts to create collages of newspapers

1961

Sponsorship award of federal state North Rhine-Westphalia

1964

Creates an „advertising pillar“ for the first time, stay in New York

1967-1990

Professorship at the Academy of Arts (Hochschule der Künste) Berlin, lives in Berlin und Düsseldorf

1969

Uses negative films for his collages

1971

Acrylic paintings as painted collages

1977

Return to the pure technique of collage

1982-85

2. leader of the Deutscher Künstlerbund

1984

Starts working with paperboard packaging materials

1990

End of teaching activity

2011

Died in Düsseldorf