Biography
1928

Born in Mumsdorf, Thuringia

1943-1944

Apprenticeship as a lithographer in the Playing Cards Factory Altenburg

1944-1945

Military service and captivity

1948

Visiting the Lindenau Museum School under Heinrick Burkhard

1949-1951

Studies at the Academy of Architecture and Fine Arts Weimar, under Otto Herbig and Hans van Breek

1951-1953

Studied at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts (HfBK Dresden), under Hans Grundig and Max Schwimmer

1953-1961

Assistant and Aspirantur for graphics with Hans Theo Richter

1961-1993

Teaching at the HfBK Dresden

1970-1981

Rector of the HfBK Dresden (with a five-year interruption)

1988

Three-month visiting professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

1993

Died in Dresden, Saxony