Charcoal drawing a. watercolour, 57 x 41,5 cm, on the reverse estate stamp, min. dam. to the edges, framed under glass. - Figure, landscape a. still life painter, after being trained as an engine fitter he studied at the Offenbach school of applied arts under V. Cissarz, from 1926-30 at the Frankfurt Städelschule under Max Beckmann, travelled to Berlin, Paris a. Luxembourg with scholarships, studied the graphic arts under F.K. Delavilla in 1938/39, reorganised the Städelschule after the war, in 1956 he became professor at the Hamburg academy where he made friends with W. Grimm. - Mus.: Frankfurt (Städel), Hannover (Sprengel-Mus.). - Lit.: Vollmer, Der Neue Rump, Heydorn.