Peter Janssen, whose complete name is Peter Tamme Weyert reveals the original roots of the family. He was born on 29th of March 1906 in Bonn. Already a couple of months after the birth of their first son, the Janssen family moved back to Düsseldorf.
The father, a well known surgeon and later founder of the Golzheimer Clinic, accepted the appointment as Professor to the Medical Academy.
Peter Janssen’s mother Martha came from the well reputed bankers-family Leiffmann.
|1906||Peter Janssen born 29. March in Bonn.|
|1923-1926||Studies at the Düsseldorf’ Academy of Arts under Heinrich Nauen, Johan Thorn-Prikker und Karl Ederer.|
|1926-1928||Studies in Paris at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere|
|1928-1930||Peter Janssen lives as independent artist in Düsseldorf.|
|1935||Exclusion by the Nazis from the Reichskammer der bildenden Künste. He is prohibited to paint and have exhibitions. Stay in Spain.
|1944||On 11. November Peter Janssen is arrested and is deported to the labour camp Lönnewitz.
|1945||Escape from the concentration camp and hiding in Düsseldorf.|
|1945-1946||Cofounder of the Gallery Hella Nebelung and first personal exhibition after the war.
|1952||He is awarded the Cornelius-Price of the city of Düsseldorf.
|1957-1971||Appointed teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin.Peter Janssen is awarded the title “Professor” and lives as independent artist in Berlin.|
|1979||Peter Janssen dies in Berlin 18. March|