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

Chairman of the Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg