I was born February 24, 1949 in Oerlinghausen, Westfalen, in Germany. After high school I learned lithography, and then studied Graphic Arts at the Werkkunstschule in Bielefeld. I have been working as a free-lance illustrator for over 3 decades now. In that time I have illustrated numerous books for German and foreign publishers, and enjoys international acclaim. My drawings are as popular at the children's book trade fairs as at the various exhibits in the German-speaking realm, in Japan and in the United States. My love of children's books cannot only be seen in his own extensive works. I am also an avid collector of children's books by other illustrators.I live in Ramerberg near Minich / Germany with my wife and two sons. I have worked for the following publishers: Ars Edition / Arena Verlag / Annette Betz Verlag / Auer Verlag / Beltz und Gelberg / C.BertelsmannJugendbuchverlag / Carlsen Verlag / Dressler Verlag / B.Erdmans Publishing Co. Grand Rapids ,Michigan / dtv junior / Ellermann Verlag / Grimm Press ,Taiwan / Klett Grundschulverlag / Loewes Verlag / Nord - Süd Verlag, Zürich / Patmos Verlag / Random House ,New York / Ravensburger Verlag / Sauerländer Verlag / Simon & Schuster ,New York / Thienemann Verlag / Sterling Publishing / Dutton / Random House ect.
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