When I was born in Mexico City in the second decade of the last century, I did not know how interesting my life would be. Today, after more than ninety years, I am grateful for the innumerable preservations and additions: I arrived in Germany to the boarding school of the Urspringschule, from there to the military, in captivity and back to Stuttgart, where I learned the profession of carpenter and manufacturer of tools.
In 1946 I started attending Walter Wörn’s drawing classes at the Technical University of Stuttgart and continued at the Freien Kunstschule Stuttgart and the adult education center.
In 1950, I moved to Mexico again. Most of the time I worked in my own plastic injection plant in Mexico City.
During all the years I attended evening classes at the Academies of La Mancha and Enrique Zapata in Mexico to complete my drawing skills. I had several exhibitions in Mexico.
After reaching retirement age in 1986, my wife and I returned to Germany. We settled in Reutlingen and I began to draw “full time”, including engraving, cutting wood and painting. In 1988 I participated in the Sommerakademie Salzburg – xylography – with Rudolf Schönwald.
So far I have had more than 33 exhibitions in Mexico and Germany. They enriched my life and they continued to inspire me to explore new techniques.
An excerpt from the exhibition places:
1985 Galerias Chapultepec, Mexico-City
1979 Academy Enrique Zapata, Mexico-City
1985 German Embassy, Mexico-City
1981-84 German-Mexican Exchange of Culture
1987/88 Hall of Art, Tübingen
1988 Internationale Sommerakademie, Salzburg
1988 Gallery in the Cloister-Church, Urspring
1992 Württemberger Association of Art, Stuttgart
1997 „Mitte Europa“, Misslareuth
1998 Filharmonie, Filderstadt
2001 Cityhall Kernen, Rommelshausen
2008 Ulmer Münz, Ulm
2011 andale, Ulm
2012 Kunst ist Leben, Harthausen
2017 Bellinohaus, Reutlingen