Dorgathen, Hendrik

Selbstporträt Hendrik DorgarthenHendrik Dorgarthen
  • Born in 1957 in Mülheim an der Ruhr
  • 1978-83 studied Protestant theology and art education at University of Duisburg
  • 1983 Transfer to the University of Duisburg-Essen and starts his studies in communications design
  • beginning in 1987, work as a free-lance artist, illustrator and web designer, exhibitions in Germany and abroad
  • 1991 graduate degree (Diplom) in communications design from the University of Duisburg-Essen
  • 2003 professorship at the Kassel School of Art and Design
  • since 2012 he lives and works Mülheim an der Ruhr and Kassel

Distinctions and awards:

  • 1998 Prix du Lion (silver), Belgian Comic-Strip Centre, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1995 Bronze medal for illustration, ADC (Art Directors’ Club) Germany, Frankfurt/M.
  • 1994 Max and Moritz Award, Erlangen
  • 1992 Award of the Book Art Foundation (together with Walter Hellmann) for design and illustrations for the book Frühstück mit Marlowe (i.e. breakfast with Marlowe) by Frank Göhre
  • 1992 Ruhr Award for Art and Science, Mülheim an der Ruhr