Born in 1952 in Cologne Germany, Detlef (DeGo) showed from an early age on that he was inclined towards an artistic career in Life. At the age of fifteen he became an apprentice in the stained glass studio of Jacob Melchior in Cologne where he completed his three-year apprenticeship. He immigrated to Canada in 1985 and worked on many high profile restoration and conservation projects from Montreal to Ottawa for example Christ Church Cathedral, St. James the Apostle, St. Patrick’s Basilica in Montreal and the Peace tower windows at the Parliament Building in Ottawa, Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Basilica and St. Anthony’s Church, all located in Ottawa. Since 2009 “Dego” is working full time only on his own Art making Paintings and Sculptures and participating/competing on Public Art projects.
"Making Art or why, is one of the most difficult things to explain or talk about in my opinion, it is certainly for me an impulse or drive that is not always very clear, it is just there and very powerful at the same time!" - DeGo