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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.