Born Hans-Georg Kern.
Moves with his family to Kamenz, Germany. Receives private drawing lessons from
Enrols at the Hochschule für bildende und angewandte Kunst in East Berlin. Studies painting with Walter Womacka and Herbert Behrens-Hangler.
Is expelled from the Hochschule für bildende und angewandte Kunst after two semesters for “social and political immaturity.”
Enrols at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in West Berlin, where he studies under Hann Trier.
Becomes friends with Eugen Schönebeck and Benjamin Katz.
Begins working on what will be his first work exhibited in public, the Rayski Head (Rayski-Kopf) series.
Adopts the name Georg Baselitz, after his birthplace.
Stages an exhibition with Schönebeck in an abandoned house in Berlin. They write “1.
Pandämonisches Manifest,” published as a poster announcing the exhibition.
Writes “2. Pandämonisches Manifest” with Schönebeck.