1936 — Born on October 28th in Heppenheim.
1957—1959 — Studies at the Staatliche Akademie für Bildende Künste in Karlsruhe.
1959 — Awarded with the Pankofer-Prize, Baden Baden.
1960 — Awarded with the scholarship of the “Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie”, Cologne. First portrait „Kopf mit roter Kappe“.
1961 — Awarded with the art prizes “Junger Westen“ and “Prix des artistes“ at the II Biennale „juenes artistes“ in Paris. Marries Dorothée Großmann.
1962 — Villa Romana scholarship recipient, Florence.
1963 — Villa Massimo scholarship recipient, Rom.
1965—1967 — Lecturer at the State Academy of fine Arts in Karlsruhe.
1966 — UNESCO-Prize of painting. Second participation at the XXXIII Biennale, Venice. Awarded with the Aldegrever-Foundation scholarship, Münster.
1967—1968 — Guest professor at the State Academy of fine Arts in Karlsruhe.
1984—2000 — Granted full tenure at the State Academy of fine Arts in Karlsruhe.
1985 — Opens a atelier in Berlin.
1989 — Awarded with the Hans-Molfenter-Prize of Stuttgart.
1991 — Awarded with the grand prize of the Biennale XXI in Sao Paulo; Awarded with the Kulturpreis of the state of Hesse, Germany
1993 — Major retrospective at Haus der Kunst, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich and von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal (1994)
1996 — “Founding of the Horst Antes Studienstiftung”
2004/05 — Exhibition in Japan “Horst Antes and Kachinas” Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Itami City Museum of Art, Iwate Museum, Iwaki City Art Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura/Hayama