Striking Steps in the Life of Horst Janssen

1966-1968

His poster painting at its peak.

 

1967

Move to Hamburg-Blankenese to the coachman’s house near Bauer’s park.

Death of “auntie” – his adoptive mother.

 

1968.

First prize for graphic arts at the biennial of Venice.

Divorce of his third wife Verena. New relationship with Gesche Tietjens; together travel to the Ticino and the Scandinavian countries – 1971/72.

 

1969

Beginning of his friendship with the art collector Gerhard Schack and the printer Hartmut Frielinghaus. Parallel:  relationship with Joachim Fest, later editor of the FAZ, and  the publishing company “Prophyläen” directed by Jobst Siedler.

 

1970

Discovery of the landscape. Drawing and etching “according to nature” and the old masters.

 

1972

Treatise: ”The making of an etching.”

“Hanno’s death” – 27 etched selfportraits.