German concrete artist, Klaus Staudt was born in Ottendorf in 1932. Staudt studied medicine in Marburg and Munich from 1954-59 before going on to study painting at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich from 1959-1963. Staudt became a member of the international movement Nouvelle Tendance in 1963. His work demonstrates a systematic mathematical approach, organising small blocks on a square grid, subtly altering the angle of each block to create a fresh and vibrant work. The interaction and movement of light is an important concern for Staudt, he was adamant that all colour should be natural to the materials, often using coloured plexiglass to colour the work. From 1974-94 he was professor at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main and from 1974 he conceived and built the Concrete Art Collection of the Landkreis Cuxhaven. In 1992 Staudt was given the Honorary award at the 5th International Triennial for Drawing, Wroclaw.