Biography
1905

Born in Baden-Baden

1926

Successful application to the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (Academy of Fine Arts) in Berlin-Charlottenburg

1928

Stay in Paris, judged the Académie des Beaux-Arts as a „cemetery of art“, and finally student at the private Académie Ranson with Roger Bissière

1929

Stay in Florence, Italy

1930

Move from Florence to Rome, where he rented a studio in the Via di Porta S. Pancrazio 7

1931

Encounter with De Chirico in Rome

1936

Stay in Berlin, at the end of the year decision to move there

1946

First major post-war exhibition of French modern art in Baden-Baden, first encounter with Aenne and Franz Burda, which are among his most important collectors

1948

Participation in the Venice Biennale

1950

Co-initiator and founding member of the „Deutscher Künstlerbund“ (German association of artists) which was disbanded by the Nazi party in 1936

1969

Hans Thoma Award of Baden-Württemberg

1974

Emeritus at the Universität der Künste (University of Arts) in Berlin

1991

Died after a long illness on 12 December in Baden-Baden