Burghild Eichheim was born in 1936 in Bad Urach (Baden-Württemberg). In 1955 she began studying at the State Academy of Fine Art in Stuttgart moving to the Universi­ty of the Fine Arts in West Berlin in 1958, where she became a master student under Max Kaus in 1963. From that time she has worked as a freelance painter and graphic artist and a member of the European Women’s Academy of Arts and Sciences in Ber­lin-Brandenburg since 2007. Eichheim lives and works in Berlin.