Carl-Heinz Kliemann was born in 1924 in Berlin. From 1945 to 1950 he studied under Max Kaus and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff at the University of the Fine Arts in West Berlin. From 1966 to 1978 he taught painting and graphic art as a professor at the Technical University in Karlsruhe. He received the Prize for Graphic Art of the City of Berlin, a scholarship for the Villa Romana and the Federal Order of Merit. Numerous retrospectives in German museums and galleries honoured his work. Kliemann died in 2016 in Berlin.