...of Serbian origin, was born in 1937 and grew up in Belgrade, the capital of the multiracial state of Jugoslavia. "I studied art history and met my future wife Ana. At the time we had no professional perspective. I was a good sportsman, played tennis, and had often been invited to matches in West -Germany. In 1963 we decided to stay in liberal West -Berlin. We built up an existence. In addition to our artistic work, my wife and I gave lessons - my wife piano lessons and I tennis lessons. Our son Ivan was born in 1965."