Peter Roehr was born in Lauenburg in 1944. From 1959 to 1962 he trained as a maker of neon signage in Frankfurt am Main. He then attended the school of arts and crafts, the Werkkunstschule, in Wiesbaden. He had his first solo show at Adam Seide’s in Frankfurt in 1965. In 1968 Roehr died of cancer in Frankfurt at the age of twenty-three, but from his career of six years he left an oeuvre of nearly 600 works, in which he consistently engaged with the principles of alignment and repetition. He often relied on everyday found materials, but also worked with films, photographs and typography.