1925 born in Danzig
194143 studied in Danzig under Prof. Fritz Pfuhle,
194648 in Bernstein Working Group for Pictorial Art,
194952 at Stuttgart Academy of Fine Arts under Prof. Willi Baumeister
from 1953 freelance designer in the field of visual communications
195668 worked for LGA Baden-Württemberg Office for the Promotion of Trade and Industry Design Center Stuttgart
from 1957 won "Best German Poster" award several times
from 1958 member of Alliance Graphique Internationale AGI
1964 took part in documenta lll exhibition, Kassel
196468 lecturer, and from 1965 Head of Visual Communikations Department at Hochschule für Gestaltung, Ulm
1967 had a share in designing the German Pavilion at Montreal International Exhibition
1968 founded Institute for Visual Communication and Design
1968 prizewinner in "Graphic Design for Germany" competition organized by Association of German Graphic Designers BDG
1969 Vice President of BDG
from 1970 Full Professor of Visual Communication at State College of Visual Arts SHfbK, later University of
Art HdK, Berlin
1974 Acting Director of SHfbK
75 and 84-86 Head of Department 4 of HdK
197073 commissioned by Frankfurt/Main city authorities to design Frankfurt Historical Museum
197375 commissioned to design Schering AG company premises, Berlin
1981 commissioned to design information system in public service buildings in Berlin (West)
1984 guest lecturer at El Minia University, Egypt
1990 retired from academic post
199295 guest lectureships at Fachhochschule für Gestaltung, Schwäb. Gmünd
1993 founder member and on managing board of Registered Association of German Graphic Designers VDGD, Stuttgart
1994 founder member and on managing board of "Forum for Design. Initiative for Function-Related Design and Design-Related Sciences", Ulm
1994 took part in 1st Logo Design Biennial, Ostend/Belgium, held lectures and showed exhibitions
2005 April 22, died in Berlin

Presentations of own works in individual and group exhibitions both inside and outside Germany.

Numerous publications in German and international trade journals.

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