Jens Thiele

  • Born 1944 in Potsdam (Germany)
  • Studied Graphic Art , Science of Art and Art Education
  • Ph.D. in Art History (The Work of Art on Screen)
  • Since 1980 working as a professor for Visual Media at the University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • 1997 – 2008 Director of the Research Center for Children's Literature
  • Exhibitions about different subjects of children's literature and picture books
  • Specialised subjects: theory, history and aesthetics of Visual Media
  • Scientific publications about theory and aesthetic of picture books
  • Member of several national and international juries for children's literature
  • Reviewer for „Die Zeit" and "Süddeutsche Zeitung"
  • Restart of artistic practice in 2003
  • Working since 2009 in his studio in Münster as an artist and illustrator
  • Solo exhibitons since 2008
Jens Thiele im bei der Arbeit
Foto: Gerald Wood