Born on February 9.
Studies at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden. Paints a mural in the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden as his final project before graduation.
After a trip to Moscow, leaves East Germany to settle in Düsseldorf. Enrolls at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he will study under Karl Otto Götz until 1963 and meet Sigmar Polke, Blinky Palermo, and Konrad Fischer (also known as Konrad Lueg).
Creates his first photograph-based paintings.
Holds a solo exhibition at Möbelhaus Berges in Düsseldorf.
Holds his a solo exhibition, at Schmela Gallery in Düsseldorf.
Creates his first etching, Hund, in an edition of eight.