20.09.1919 born in Cologne
1930-1936 secondary modern school
1936-1939 training as an insurance agent
1941 - 1945 military service in Romania (Bukarest), prisoner of war in Russia
from 1947 manager in a Cologne insurance company
1948 - 1951 studies at the Cologne academy for administration, stay in Paris, theoretical analysis of modern art, private tuiton by Prof. Köster
07.06. 1950 marriage
from 1951 studies of the hollistic conception of the world as a spiritual basis of informal painting (Hans Zehrer, Jean Gebser, Wolfgang Wieser, Joachim Ernst Behrendt, Fritjof Capra u.a.)
from 1952 painter, first tachistic paintings
from 1953 studies in the moors of Black Forest and at the North Sea
1956 member of the association of Cologne artists and first participation in exhibitions
1957 first works on bristol cardboard using metal colours.
friendship with Klaus Franck and several exhibitions in his gallery at Frankfurt.
1958 beginning of his collection "German informal painting".
participation in the first exhibition of the Zero-Group "The red picture".
1960 co-founder of the group"fabo" in Bochum, Manifest
1961 meeting with Oscar Fritz Schuh (theatres of Cologne), several exhibitions
1962 member of the group 6o in Düsseldorf.
member of the group 52 in Gelsenkirchen
1963 member of the secession in Duisburg, meeting with Prof. Grohmann
1974 friendship with Frau Irmgard Vieth and exhibition or participations in the gallery Vieth , Cologne
1978 member of the association of artists "Malkasten" in Düsseldorf
1991 award of the "letter of honour" of Trier.
periods of stay in London, Venedig, Fallingbostel (Lüneburger Heide), St. Gilgen (Wolfgangsee), Daun (Eifeler Maare), Istanbul
03.05.1993 deceased in Colgne