Horst Antes was born in Heppenheim, Germany, in 1936. From 1957 to 1959 he studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe at HAP Grieshaber, which stil retains the figuration in times of abstraction. William de Kooning, who combined figurative and informal elements, became his artist‘s model. Out of vehemently thrown color structures, he gradually developes the figure of the Kopffüßler around 1960. Since then this form occupies in numerous variations and techniques. Since 1963 Antes makes the Kopffüßler also as a plastic. He was awarded with the Villa Romana Prize in Florence in 1962 and got the scholarship of the Villa Massimo in Rome in 1963. During this time the profil view solidifes, which is later abadoned, and the color is subdivided into the shape. From 1965 to 1971, and in 1984, Antes taught at the Academy in Karlsruhe. In addition to paintings and prints, his works also includes sculptures in public space. His works are exhibited worldwide and are represented in large collections of Germany. Antes was a participant of the documenta in Kassel (1964, 1968, 1977) and received the prize of painting during the XXXIII. Biennial of Venice. Horst Antes lives in Karlsruhe and Berlin.