1949 born in Mosbach
1971 - 1976 Studies at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe, Germany under Prof. Baschang, Prof. Kalinowski and Prof. Neusel
1974 - 1976 Studies of History of Art / University of Karlsruhe and Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe
1988 Villa Romana scholarship, Florence, Italy
1989 Scholarship sponsored by the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg
1989 - 1990 Visiting professor, Staatl. Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe, Germany
1998 Professor of art at the State Academy of Art and Design, Stuttgart (Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart)
2006 Participation in the Busan Sculpture Project, Biennale Busan, South Korea
2013 Hans-Thoma-Prize 2013
        Fine arts price awarded by the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg
2007 - 2011/2012 - 2018 Chairman of the Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg
2017 Order of Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg