Timeline

1929
Born on 14 November in Hamburg
1947–1948
Publishes his first drawing in the weekly newspaper »Die Zeit«, and his first book of Punch and Judy tales, »Seid ihr alle da?«
1946–1952
Studies free and applied graphic art at the Landeskunstschule in Hamburg; becomes a master-class student with Alfred Mahlau
1952
Awarded Lichtwark scholarship by the city of Hamburg; Janssen leaves the Landeskunstschule against his will
1957
Awarded scholarship by the Kulturkreis im Verband der Deutschen Industrie
1964
Wins the city of Darmstadt art prize
1965–1966
Awarded the city of Hamburg's Edwin Scharff Prize
1975
Awarded the city of Mannheim's Schiller Prize
1978
Awarded the city of Hamburg's Biermann Rathjen Medal
1990
Wins the prize of »Die oldenburgische Landschaft« association, Oldenburg
1992
Made an honorary citizen of the town of Oldenburg
1995
Has a stroke and dies on 31 August; buried at St. Gertrude's Cemetery in Oldenburg
2000
Opening of the Horst Janssen Museum in Oldenburg

Exhibitions

2012–2013
Horst Janssen als Angeber X - Flegeleien und Verneigungen, Horst-Janssen-Museum Oldenburg, Germany (solo)
2008
Abgruende, HR Giger, Horst Janssen, Guido Sieber, Zitadelle Spandau, Bastion Kronprinz, Berlin
1998
Städtisches Museum Braunschweig, Germany
1998
Germanisches Nat. Mus.
1997
Kunsthalle Hamburg
1997
KunstHaus Wien, Austria
1996
Käthe Kollwitz Museum Berlin, Germany
1995
Landesmuseum Oldenburg, Germany
1994
Altonaer Museum Hamburg, Germany
1993
Fine Art Museum Taipeh, Taiwan
1992
Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig, Germany
1991
Odakyu Grand Gallery Tokyo, Japan
1991
Munch Museum Oslo
1990
Claude Bernard Gallery New York, USA
1987
Musée Sursock-The People's Hall Damaskus, Syria
1982
Albertina, Vienna; the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan; Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway
1980
Art Institute of Chicago; Busch Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1978
Stadtmuseum, Oldenburg
1976
Kunsthalle, Mannheim
1973
Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover; Kunsthalle, Hamburg
1965–1966
Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover
1957
Galerie für Moderne Kunst, Hannover