In 1935 in Vienna (Austria)  took refuge in Franken (Germany) after the world war II, with five brothers  and  sisters, earned first money with silhouettes and illustrations,
Early journeys to Italy, North Africa, Greece, the Balkans, the Near East,
Began early to study Graphic Design at the “Hochschule für Bildende Kuenste” (School of Art) in Berlin,
Various activities as a designer (for exhibitions and fairs, children´s clothes, toys, book illustrations) and ran a textile company .
Three years in Pakistan (1965 –1967) brought up four children (Henri 1962, Leila 1966, Gitte 1968, Nina 1970).
MA in Archaeology, Philosophy, Education and the History of Art at the Technische Universität Berlin
Lecturer and Deputy Head of an Art School in Berlin
Ph. D. in history of arts at the Technical University of
BerlinCivil servant appointed for life –
After having left civil service, design consultant and honorary manager of self-help projects in Pakistan (since 1993), Cameroon (since 1998), Colombia (since 1999) and other countries.
Awards: "Floriade" (The Netherlands), "Gestaltetes Spielgut" (Creative Toys - German Toy Industry),"Bundesverdienstkreuz³ (highest civil order of merit of the Federal Republic of Germany)
Specials:Adopted Sister from the former Khalif of Patiala, PakistanMother in honour of the King Alahkie, CameroonMember of Honour ”Comunidad de Yaguas”, Amazonas, Colombia Several Memberships of Honour
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