Lived his entire life in Saalfeld (1921-2006). Apprenticeship as a print shop assistant between 1935 and 1939. 1940/41 in
Gestapo detention. 192-1945 studied painting at the Innsbruck Art School (Austria). 1942-1945 military service. Since 1945 freelance painter, graphic artist, then also as a ceramist and sculptor
in Saalfeld an der Saale, until 1968 together with Gerda Körting and and Gerhard Dölz. 1983 member of AIC Geneva, 1991-1998 member of group 83.