Short Biography of Rolf Händler
1938 born on 13. February in Halle/Saale
1952 – 1955 apprenticeship as Photo-Retoucheur in Halle.
1955 – 1956 works as Photo-Retoucheur for a printery in Halle
1956 – 1959 studies at the art college „Fachschule für angewandte Kunst“ in Magdeburg
1959 – 1961 works as commercial artist in Dessau
1961 – 1966 studies painting at the „Kunsthochschule“ in Berlin-Weissensee
1966 – 1969 works as independent painter and graphic artist in Berlin
1967 marries Ute Putbrese
1969 – 1972 master student of Karl-Erich Müller at the „Akademie der Künste“ in Berlin
since 1971 works as independent painter and graphic artist in Berlin-Karow
Travels a lot, for example to Australia, Belgium, France, Indonesia, California, the Caribbean, Cuba, Morocco, Nepal, New York, Norway, Austria, Poland, Romania, San Diego, the Soviet Union, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia and Hungary.
On these trips he makes numerous sketches in his sketchbooks.