Jan Voss is of German origin but currently lives in Paris, where he has been based and worked since 1960. In the years from 1956 to 1960 Jan Voss studies at the Art Academy in Munich. From 1966-1967 he is a guest lecturer at the Art Academy in Hamburg. Five years later some of Voss’ artworks are presented in Kunsthalle Kiel. Later that year one of the artist’s widely discussed solo-exhibitions takes place at Art Cologne. He has taught as a professor at École Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris from the years 1987 to 1992.