Biography
1940

Born on 5th November in Dresden

1948

Relocation to Leipzig

1957-1960

State-assigned apprenticeship as a precision mechanic

1960-1963

Works in the learned profession and attends the evening academy of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (HGB) under Walter Münze

1963-1968

Studies at the HGB Leipzig; class of Prof. Gerhard Kurt Müller, basic studies under Fritz Fröhlich, Prof. Hans Mayer-Foreyt and Harry Blume

1968

Diploma, then worked as freelance artist in Leipzig

1970-86

Member of the Association of Visual Artists of the GDR

1973-1974

Aspirant at the HGB Leipzig with teaching duties

1975-1986

Teaching position at the HGB Leipzig

1979

Appointment as lecturer and head of the faculty basic studies at the HGB Leipzig

1982

Professorship at the HGB Leipzig

1986

Relocation to Berlin (West)

1987-1988

Visiting Professor at the Städelschule, Frankfurt on the Main

1988-2006

Professorship for Painting at the HdK Berlin (today UdK)

 

lives and works in Berlin