Annemirl Bauer was born in Jena (Thuringia) in 1939. From 1955 to 1958 she attended the University of Applied Art in Sonneberg. She then completed evening studies at the Academy of Art in Dresden. From 1962 to 1965 she studied at the Weissensee University of the Arts in East Berlin. From 1970 she created murals for public buildings in Berlin and Thuringia on behalf of the state. In 1976 she moved to Niederwerbig near Potsdam. In the 1980s she advocated freedom of travel for all GDR citizens. Bauer died in East Berlin in 1989. In 2010 a square at the Ostkreuz train station in Berlin was named after her.