1941   born in Oels, Silesia, on February 13

1945   flees to Thuringia

1953   moves to Düsseldorf

1959–61   trainee as glass painter with the Derix, Düsseldorf−Kaiserswerth

1961−67 studies at Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Karl Otto Goetz
    and Gerhard Hoehme

1970−71 visiting professor at Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg

1971   moves to Cologne

1972   moves to Willich

    lives and works in Willich and Zurich

1974   trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan

1977–91  professor at Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg

1978 moves to Cologne, lives and works in Cologne until his death in 2010

1980–81   trip to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia,
    and Thailand

2009   completion and dedication of the church windows in Zurich’s Grossmünster

2010   died in Cologne on June 10