1921 Born in Ulm/Donau as son of painter Otto Schäffenacker
1935-1940 Commercial apprenticeship followed by employment as trainee in Ulm
1940 Conscription and training as medical orderly and driver for a medical reserves batallion
bis 1945 Use in medical service, last rank "Untersturmführer" in reserves
1945 After the war imprisonment into camp Neuengamme, from there resulted pencil drawings about the situation
1946-1948 Studies under sculptor Diwerge and Prof. Peters, Hamburg, after the war
1947 Return to ulm, artistic work as painter and sculptor
1948 Setting up the studio Atelier Schäffenacker, works in ceramics
1949 Training under sculptor Pauschinger in Stuttgart
1953 Receives a distinction at a prize giving of art for youths, Kunstpreis der Jugend
1960 Moves into a studio with a ceramics workshop in Ulm Böfingen
1966, 1969 Diploma concorso internazionale della ceramica d’arte Faenza
1972 Exhibition in PUB Stockholm, Sweden
1973 Diploma Westerwaldpreis
1974 Vernissage Ulm
1975 Wins 1st prize, XXXIII concorso internazionale della ceramica d’arte contemporeana, Faenza, Premio camera de Ravenna
1975 Diploma Westerwaldpreis
ab 1975 Becomes chairman of „VBBK”, union of artists in the region Alb-Donau
1976 Diploma concorso internazionale della ceramica d’arte Faenza
1982 Travels to Japan
1983 Solo exhibition 1948-1983 in the Künstlerhaus gallery, Ulm
1986 Solo exhibition at „Ursulinenhof” in Linz, Austria
1986 Receives „Verdienstmedaille des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland” from the Federal Republic of Germany
1992 Solo exhibition 1950-1992 in the Künstlerhaus Ulm
1993 Shuts down the ceramic shop, enters into cooperation with a friend and ceramic artist
1996 Participates in the open air solar exhibition „Sculptura Ulm 96 Solarjahr” showing the sculpture „GIDL”
1997 Solo exhibition in the Ulmer Volksbank gallery, Ulm
1998 Solo exhibition in the Kornhauskeller gallery, Ulm
2001 Solo exhibition at the local district administration, „Landratsamt Alb-Donau-Kreis”, Ulm
2006 Edition of a book about the the artist and his work to mark the occasion of his 85th birthday
2006 Solo exhibition in the Künstlerhaus gallery Ulm on his 85th birthday
2007 His website is launched
2007/2008 Solo exhibition in the Ulmer Volksbank gallery, Ulm
2010 Passes away aged 89

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