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   1942         Born in Poznan

   1964-69  Studies at the Düsseldorf University of Fine Arts


   1969         Master student of Gerhard Hoehme 

   1969-70  Scholarship of the British Council for Advanced Studies at Hornsey College London

   1976         Villa Romana Prize, Florence

   1978         Cité International des Arts Scholarship, Paris

   1980        Lower Saxony Artist Scholarship 

   1982         Villa Massimo Prize, Rome

   1983         Professor at the International John Cabott College, Rome

   1992-2011  Professor for Artistic Principles at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences

   2001/02    Visiting Professorship in Singapore



   Michael Bette lived and worked in Berlin until he died in 2022

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