Painter, draughtsman, motion picture artist, collage artist, commercial artist, sculptor, philosopher, art historian, poet, academy director and college professor
1955-1959 and 1965-1968 studies philosophy, art history and archaeology. Earns his doctorate. 1967-1971 teaches at the art academies in Karlsruhe and Munich. 1971-1997 professor at the Städel School, Frankfurt am Main.