Biography

1927 Born in Eberswalde, Mark Brandenburg
1947-51 Took Free Graphics at the Landeskunstschule, Hamburg
1951-60 Teacher of lithography and etching at Landeskunstschule
1955 Given a scholarship by the Cultural Committee of Germany
1960 Confiscation of a series of his erotic prints; moved to Paris to work in the Desjobert workshop
1963 Met his future wife, Karin Szekessy
1963-68 Worked as a professor at the Hochschule für bildende Künste
1964 Awarded the Japan Cultural Forum Award
1967 Awarded the Award Premio Marzotti
1970 Awarded the Gold Medal in Florence
1978 Awarded Gold Medals at the Grafik-Biennale in Taiwan and in Bulgaria
1986 Won the Kunstpreis des Landes Schleswig-Holstein
1994-95 Major retrospectives at several Japanese museums
2010 Died in Provence

Selected solo exhibitions

1963 San Francisco
1964 Dokumenta, Kassel
1967 Galerie Berggruen, Paris
Auckland City Gallery, New Zealand
1968 AAA, New York
Redfern Gallery, London
1969 Pearls Gallery, Los Angeles
1970 Göteborg Museum, Sweden
1971 Galerie Kornfeld, Zürich
1974 Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel
1977 Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
1980 Seibu-Museum, Tokyo
1987 Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schleswig
1994 Mitaka City Gallery of Art, Tokyo
Gifu Prefectural Museum of Art, Hokkaido, Japan
1997 Ausstellung für Eberswalde, Museum in der Adler
2004 Buddenbrookhaus, Heinrich-und-Thomas Mann-Zentrum, Lübeck
2007 Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen, Schleswig
'Paul-Wunderlich-Haus', Eberswalde (permanent exhibition of sculptures and graphic works)
2008 Stadthaus am Dom, Wetzlar
2012 Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Selected group exhibitions

1955 Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, 'Farbige Grafik’
1957 Hamburg, 'Kongress für die Freiheit der Kultur'
1962 Corcoran, Washington D.C., ‘Sixteen German Artists’
1970 Münchner Stadtmuseum, ‘München Malerei nach Fotografie’
1976 Palais du Congres, Straßburg, ‘Les Espaces Insolites’
1984 Graphik Biennale Taiwan / Graphik Biennale Ungarn
1990 Kunstmuseum, Bonn, ‘The Lost Shoe’
1995 Art Service, Kall-Scheven, ‘Horst Janssen, Paul Wunderlich, Christo’
1999 Galerie Roesinger, Köln, ‘Hommage á Geothe’
2000 Art Galerie Richter, Berlin/Artforum, Hannover, ‘Künstler der Galerie’
2004 Lehr - Auktionshaus und Galerie, Berlin, ‘Auktion 24’
2008 Kunstmuseum Bayreuth, ‘Antes, Janssen, Wunderlich und die Konstruktiven aus der Prof. Dr. Klaus Dettmann Kunststiftung'
2012 Galerie Stihl, Waiblingen, ‘TOTENTANZ - Bilder & Objekte aus der Sammlung Richard H. Mayer, Bamberg", Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt/O. / "DÜRER - Genie Marke Vorbild’
2015 Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, ‘Von Hockney bis Holbein. Die Sammlung Würth in Berlin’

Selected collections

Hamburger Kunsthalle
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Musées Royaux des Beaux Arts, Brüssel