1919 Born in Hamburg, Germany

1936-40 Liverpool School of Art (Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture)

1955 Hammersmith School of Art (Ceramics)

1956-58 Central School of Arts & Crafts, London, England

1982 Honorary Doctorate Degree, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2007 Honorary Doctorate Degree, College of Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan, USA


1959-64 Central School of Arts & Crafts, London, England

1964-66 University of Chicago, Dept. of Arts, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1965 Corsham School of Art, England (Visiting Artist)

1968-77 University of Chicago, Dept. of Arts, Chicago, Illinois USA

1972-93 Various Workshops and Seminars

1994- 09 Lectures

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Selected Exhibitions)

1953 Appolinaire Gallery, London, England

1960/62/67 Primavera, London, England

1972 Matsuya Department Store, Tokyo, Japan

1973 Kunstkammer Ludger Koster, Monchen-Gladbach, Germany

1974 Calvary School of Art, Alberta, Canada

1976 Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany

1979 Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

1989 Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, California

1990-2003 Garth Clark Gallery, New York, New York (alternate years)

1990-2009 Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico (alternate years)

1993 Keramik-Galerie Bowig, Hannover, Germany

1994 Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseum, Rendsburg, Germany

2000 galerie b15, Munich, Germany

2005 Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York

2005 Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois

2005 Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri

2005 Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2006 Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2006 Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

2007 Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Washington, D.C.

2009 Ruthin Art Centre, Ruthin, Wales, United Kingdom

2010 Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico


1959-60 “14 Stations of the Cross”, St. Joseph’s Church, New Malden, England

1965 Ritual Objects, Menorah, Solel Synagogue, Highland Park, Illinois

1967-68 “Earth, Water, and Sky”, Stoneware Mural, 400 sq. feet entranceway

to the Laboratory for Geophysical Science Building, University of

Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1972 “Untitled”, Sculpture, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana

1976 “Clouds Over Lake Michigan”, Stoneware mural, 240 sq. ft., Dresdner

Bank, Board of Trade Building, Chicago, Illinois

(1987 - moved to Options Exchange Building Lobby, Chicago, Illinois)

1978 “Untitled”, Stoneware Mural on Board, Two Panels, Hodag Chemical, Company, Skokie, Illinois (1998 - transferred to Lewis & Clark College, Godfrey, Illinois)

1982 “Untitled”, Stoneware Wall Mural, Main Bank of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1982-83 “The Creation”, Stoneware Wall Mural, 300 sq. ft., Congregation Beth

Israel, Hammond, Indiana

1983 “Untitled”, Stoneware Wall Mural, 67 sq. ft., Amcore Bank, Rockford, Illinois

1984 “Untitled”, Porcelain Wall Mural, 27 sq. ft., Teradyne Central, Deerfield, Illinois

“Untitled”, Stoneware Wall Mural, 110 sq. ft., Dr. R. Lee Animal Care

Center, Commissioned by the Chicago Council on Fine Arts, 1/2% for

the Arts Program, Chicago, Illinois

1984-85 “Untitled”, Porcelain Wall Mural, 70 sq. ft., State of Illinois Building,

Capitol Development Board, Springfield, Illinois

1986 “Untitled”, Porcelain Wall Mural, Unisys Offices, New York, New York

1987 “Untitled”, Porcelain Entryway, St. Mary’s Church, Walsingham, England

1988 “Cloud Formation”, Stowell, Cook, Frolichstein, Inc., Clearwater,


1990 “Untitled”, Stoneware Wall Mural, Palm Beach Airport Terminal, Palm Beach, Florida

1992 “The Guardian”, Bronze Sculpture, 10'2" High, State of Illinois

Building, State Commission, Rockford, Illinois

1997-98 “Spirit of Survival", Public Commission, Bronze Sculpture, 15' High,

State of Illinois Commission, Lewis and Clark College, Godfrey, Illinois

2003 "Untitled" Two 8' Figures for Private Collection, Gunnison, Colorado

2004 "Untitled", 15' Bronze Sculpture, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago,


2007 "Untitled" Porcelain Wall Mural, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2008 "Attendant Spirit" State of Illinois Commission, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

2008 "Untitled" Private Commission, New York, New York


Wüttembergisches Landesmuseum, Stuttgart, Germany

Windsor Castle, England

National Museum of Modern Art, Japan

Inner London Education Committee Collection, England

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California

Smithsonian Institution American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C.

The International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, New York

Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, s’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Museum für zeitbenössische keramische Kunst, Frechen, Germany

Museum of Fine Arts, Bosotn, Massachusetts

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Museum fur Modern Keramik, Germany

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco – Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California

Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Utah Museum of Art, Salt Lake City, Utah

Schleswig- Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Germany

Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Museum of Arts and Design, New York New York

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

J.S. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles, California

City Museum, Bassano Del Grappa, Italy

Buckingham County Museum, Buckinghamshire, England

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

Kestner Museum, Hannover,Germany

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

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