Born hard of hearing in Ulm due to premature birth. Attended regular schools 1966-1978 before transferring to a school for the hard of hearing in Munich 1978-1980. Further education in industrial mechanics, but beginning 1993 spent intensive time and effort on painting and drawing.
Gehorlose und Horgeschadigte Kunstmaler in Deutschland 2005, p.56-59.
10 October 1958-