Born 1912, Hamburg, Germany
Died 1994, Caracas, Venezuela
1927 Abandons her formal education and finishes high school with a private tutor.
1932 Begins studying at the College of Architecture of the Stuttgart Technical School.
1933-1937 Begins exhibiting some of her paintings in student exhibitions. At the same time, she works as a draftswoman in various architecture offices.
1938 Completes her degree for engineering with a specialty in architecture.
1939 Obtains a visa and moves to Venezuela, settling in Caracas. She begins working in different architecture offices and continues drawing and painting.
1940 Marries German businessman, Ernst Gunz. Sets up a furniture studio in her home and begins designing for architecture offices.
1948 Designs and constructs two houses in Caracas.
1951 Separates from Ernst Gunz.
1952 Obtains Venezuelan citizenship. Meets Gerd Leufert, who will be her partner for the rest of her life.
1953-1954 Moves to Tarmas on the Venezuelan coast. Exhibits at the XV Salón Annual Oficial de Arte Venezolano in Caracas.
1956 Returns to Caracas with Leufert. Starts creating three-dimensional compositions.
1957 Begins creating sculptures under the guidance of Jesús Soto and Alejandro Otero.
1959 Moves with Leufert to the United States, where she takes part in the Iowa State University artist workshops.
1960 Studies and works in New York, producing engravings and sculptures.
Participates in the TAGA (Engraving Workshop) with other artists in Caracas.
1963 Attends courses at Berkeley University (California), focusing on pedagogical systems.
1966-1967 Studies and works at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop (Los Angeles).
1967-1994 Begins teaching and developing her fine art work in Caracas, which she would continue until her death.