Painting, watercolour, drawing, graphics
Born in Basel, Switzerland, 1942. Lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and in Bali, Indonesia
1958 – 1963 Trained in Basel as expert in colour retouch. Worked for Birkhauser, publisher of books of famous artists like Miro, Chagall, Cezanne, Klee, Kandinsky, Matisse, Leger, and Beckman.
Followed courses in classic and modern art history by Prof. George Schmidt, at the time director of the “Kunst Museum” in Basel, who laid the foundation of the international well known art collection of this museum.
1963 Followed art courses at the “Kunst Gewerbe Schule” (Art School) in Basel.
1964 Half year “Art Tour” through Spain, northern Africa, Egypt and Greek.
Settled in Amsterdam. Meeting with the well known Swiss graphic designer Mr. Peter Doebele in
1965 – 1967 Amsterdam, who advised him to take courses at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
Admitted directly to the third year of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.
Followed third and fourth year for graphics and painting.
1967 – 1969  Important teacher: Henk Broer.
Admitted directly to the master classes for painting, fourth and fifth year, of Professor Otto de Kat at the
1969 Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.
1970 Working since 1969, after finishing the art academies, up to now as a professional artist
1973 Admitted as art member of  “Arti et Amicitiae” in Amsterdam.
1979 – 1980 Admitted as member of “Dutch Aquarellists Circle” and of “Stuwing”
1980 Rijksgecommitteerde (second examiner) at Gerrit Rietveld Akademie for painting and graphics.
1980 – 1988 Member of commission of advice for the collection of art for the Council of Amsterdam.
1980 – 1983 Teached at Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam Function of assistant Professor
1983 – 1988 (“Lector” )
1982 Department of drawing
1988 – 1991 Department of painting (master classes).
1991 Member of advisory board for Foundation “Perspective” Amsterdam
1991 – 1994 Member of jury for Jeanne Bieruma Oosting Art Prize
Member of jury for Willink van Collen Art Prize
1991 – 1996 Member of jury commission for new members of “Arti et Amicitiae”
Member of jury for art prize “Arti Medaille”
Member of board and jury of Dutch Aquarellist Circle, curator for exhibitions
Member of board and jury of artist group “Stuwing”, curator for exhibitions