1957 – 1961
after getting expelled from school two times he came back to Peine, got another expulsion and after a lot of seesaw he got accepted at the Hoffmann-von-Fallersleben gymnasium in Braunschweig. As a motivation his father arranged to set up an atelier in Peine from where he sketched topless female students on paper or dived into idyllic shepherd scenes. His father also financed painting lessons from an artist in his district. – The jazz combo in Peine consited among others of Apid André and Manni Süßmilch. Jazz, however, was black music for his father which is why he only promoted painting and drafting. Nevertheless, he got the atelier only under the condition that he promised to study law after finishing school.