Hans-Joachim (Hajo) Horstmann


Biennale,   Florenz 2005


Born in  Gleiwitz/Upper Silesia, in 1929. Since  1945, he has been living in Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany.     

1948 beginning of studies in Biology, Chemistry and Geography at the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg.

1955 doctoral degree as Dr. phil. nat.. In the following, he worked as a Professor of Biochemistry at the Institute of Biochemistry at the Medical Faculty of the University of  Erlangen-Nuremberg.

After his retirement, he worked as a sculptor, painter and graphic artist. He acquired his artistic and technical education in various special courses and by self-education. He made several study trips to Yugoslavia, Greece, Italy, France, Spain and Switzerland.

Since 1980. his art work has been shown in a number of solo and group exhibitions of fine arts in Erlangen, Nuremberg, Jena, Munich, Leipzig, Bamberg, Homburg, Karlovac,  Budapest. and Florence. In 2005, he was awarded a prize for sculpture at the  Biennale Internazionale dellŽArte Contemporanea at Florence, Italy.