Biography of Horst Janssen

Lerchenstr. 14, Grandparents & Visitor (1920)
Photo Horst Janssen
Janssen as a three year old
Photo Horst Janssen
Janssen with his Grandfather
Photo Horst Janssen
1934
Photo Horst Janssen
Janssen during the time at the Kunstschule
Photo Horst Janssen
around 1950
Photo Horst Janssen

1929

Born November 14th in Hamburg.

Horst Janssen grows up with his grandparents in Oldenburg as the only and illegitimate child of Martha Janssen, a tailor.

 

1939

Death of his grandfather, tailor Fritz Janssen.

 

1943

Death of his mother.

 

1942-45

Student of the Napola (borstal approved by the national politics) in Haselünne/Emsland.

 

1945

After the war, he begins to live with his aunt Anna in the by bombs destroyed city of Hamburg.

 

1946-51

Art studies with Alfred Mahlau at the School of Fine Arts of the Land Hamburg.

 

1950

Birth of his son Clemens who grows up in the family of Gabriele Gutsche.