Born on April 12 in Konstanz.
Studies painting at the Kunstakademie Karlsruhe with Otto Laible and Georg Meistermann.
Studies painting Hochschule der Künste in Berlin.
Becomes master-class student of Hann Trier. Exhibits at the Freie Galerie in Berlin.
Receives grant of the British Council to work in London.
Is first German artist to receive Harkness Fellowship to work and travel in the United States.
Moves to London.
Works on his first tarot series.
Works on his “Life Cycle,” a series of drawings and acrylic paintings that is exhibited at the Serpentine Gallery in London.
Works at his new studio on the island of Gozo in the Mediterranean Sea.
Works on his first series of Polaroid transformations in London.
Works on his first sculptures. His works are exhibited at Cordier & Ekstrom in New York.
Receives artists price of the city of Konstanz.
Finishes his second tarot series dedicated to Oscar Schlemmer.
Recovers after an accident in the Black Forest and renovates the Rochus-Church in Göschweiler.
Works on a tarot series of Polaroid transformations.
Moves from London to Konstanz.
Establishes the Johannes Dörflinger Foundation in Kreuzlingen.
His works with tree motifs he made between 1961 and 2005 are published.
Publishes his third tarot series. 22 of sculptures are shown at the border between Switzerland and Germany.
Works with the analogies. Beatus’ Commentary on the Apocalypse inspires his Polaroid transformations series “Apokalypse offen“ (Open Apocalypse).
Writes poems for a publication on his small sculptures.
Opens the gallery “KunstGrenze” in Konstanz.
Reworks old works. His works are recorded for a catalogue raisonné.
His 75th anniversary is celebrated with a retrospective at the Kunstmuseum Singen.