1946-1969 | Between "two Germanys" (continuation)

1959 Bundesverdienstkreuz (National Order of Merit), (together with Ernst Jünger). 1962 Guest of Villa Massimo, Rome. 1964 Honorary member of Accademia delle arti del disegno, Florence. Numerous exhibitions, honors and awards in both parts of Germany during the 1960's. On his 75th birthday in 1966 receives the Alfred Lichtwark Prize in Hamburg, Martin Andersen-Nexö Prize in Dresden and is made an honorary citizen of his native city of Gera. 1968 Rembrandt Prize of the Goethe Foundation in Salzburg.

1969 Dies on July 25 in Singen on Lake Constance following a second stroke.