Biography

1915
1. August born in Kaiserswerth near D├╝sseldorf

1933
Exchange student in France

1934-38
Studies at the D├╝sseldorf Art Academy, graduates with a state examination

1939-41
Called up for military service in the Wehrmacht

1941-44
Technical draughtsman in Berlin

1944-45
Further call-up to military service

1946
Stage designer in Nordhausen

1947-50
Founding Member of the Thursday Society

1951
Member of the artists' group ZEN 49

1951-1993
Participation as a full member of the Deutscher K├╝nstlerbund

1964-1966
First chairman of the board of the DKB

Bis 1969
Continues to be a member of the board of the K├╝nstlerbund

1952-55
Stay in Medell├şn in Colombia
Further study trips to Mexiko, South America and New York
Worked as a commercfial artist

1955-56
Guest lecturer at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg

1955, 1959, 1964
Participation in the documenta I, documenta II and documenta III in Kassel

1957-1980
Professor and later director of the Hochschule f├╝r bildende K├╝nste in West Berlin

Ab 1967
Studio in the Tuscany

1966
Award of the Berlin Art Prize

1972; 1974
Design of the ceiling paintings in Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin

1973
Studio in the Eifel

1975
Awarded the Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

1996
Establishment of the Hann Trier Art Foundation

1999
Trier dies at the age of 83 at his home in Tuscany

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