Lauesen was German but moved to Denmark in 1934, where he stayed until his death. One of the reasons Lauesen moved to Denmark was because he felt to persecuted and to uncomfortable to continue his work in Germany. Lauesen was very involved in the Anti-war movement at the time when Hitler came to power in Germany and during the second world war. Lauesen frequently spoke out against the German government and protested by exhibiting his art in spite that his works was considered ugly and illegal by the Nazi party. Lauesen was educated at the art school of Max Beckmann in 1929, and attended the art academy in Düsseldorf where he was a pupil of W. Häuser and Paul Klee from 1931-1933. In Denmark Lauesen attended the Royal art academy where he was a pupil of Sigurd Wandel and Kraesten Iversen from 1935-1940. Lauesen was an expressionist and highly influenced by his teacher Paul Klee. Later Lauesen meet the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch and was so moved by his art that Lauesens own work got a more “ Nordic” touch to it. Lauesen was a very sensitive and shy artist and worked primarily with expressing his inner thoughts to the canvas. His works are known to be personal and symbolic and very impressive in their colors. Lauesen sensitiveness and shyness became well-know in 1950, when he got a bad review from the art critics in Denmark. Lauesen took the review very personally and moved away to an isolated area in Denmark. Lauesen stayed and painted there for the rest of his life and never wanted to be part of art business again.
The Artists Fall Exhibition: 1935-1937.
Graenseland Exhibition: 1979-1987.
Museum of Fine Art, Vejen: 1978.
The National Gallery of Fine Art: 1995.
The Art Union Esbjerg : 1948.
Aabenraa Museum of Fine Art: 1956.
Gallery Larsen: 1975.
Randers Art Museum: 1989-1991.