Norbert Tadeusz (1940-2011) was born in Dortmund, Germany. He studied at the Arts Academy of Düsseldorf from 1961 to 1966. In 1970 he had his first solo exhibition at Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, which was followed by several worldwide gallery and museum exhibitions. Tadeusz was included in the Venice Biennale in 1982. He gave lectures at various academies in China; Chongqing, Chengdu, Xian, Shanghai and Beijing in 2001. His energetic, intense and colourful works range from still life elements, dead animal carcasses, to abstract depictions of the everyday life.