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Günter Wilhelm Grass, Polish, German Writer. Served with German Military Service, 1943-1945. Member Berlin Academy Fine Arts. Roman Catholic. M C.

Background

Grass, Günter Wilhelm was born on October 16, 1927 in Danzig-Langfuhr (now Gdañsk), Poland. Son of Willy and Helene (Knoff) Grass.

Education

Studied sculpture with Sepp Magesh, painting with Otto Pankok, Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf, 1949;studied sculpture with Sepp Magesh, painting with Otto Pankok, Academy Fine Arts, Berlin, 1953;D.H.C. (honorary), Kenyon College, Berlin, 1965;D.H.C. (honorary), Harvard University, Berlin, 1976.

Career

Began as a writer of poems, dramatic scenes, also worked as a drummerand washboard accompanist with jazz band. Lecturer, reader Harvard University, Yale University, Smith College, Goethe House, Poetry Center YM-YWHA, 1964.

Works

Membership

Served with German Military Service, 1943-1945. Member Berlin Academy Fine Arts. Roman Catholic. M C.

Connections

Married Anna Margareta Schwartz, 1954 (divorced 1978). Children: Franz, Raoul, Laura, Bruno. Married Ute Grunert, 1979.

father:
Willy Grass

mother:
Helene (Knoff) Grass

spouses:
Anna Margareta Schwartz

Ute Grunert

children:
Franz Grass

Raoul Grass

Laura Grass

Bruno Grass