Painter, commercial artist, form cutter, dramaturge, writer, author of radio plays, bank employee and office worker
1921-1927 training as a house painter in Reutlingen. 1927-1929 bank training. 1930 stay in Locarno. Active as a writer. 1931 first exhibition in the Galerie Reckendorf, Berlin. 1935-1936 works in the Sautter printing shop, Reutlingen. 1937 founding of the cabaret 'Zur Dachluke' (At the Skylight), Berlin. 1939 moves to Frankfurt am Main. 1953 co-founder of the 'Frankfurt Secession'. 1958 travels to France, Italy and Yugoslavia.