Christa Dichgans was born in Berlin in 1940. From 1960 to 1965 she studied at the University of the Fine Arts, West Berlin. With a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, she came to New York and then settled in Rome. Between 1984 and 1988 Dichgans was assistant to Georg Baselitz at the University of Arts, West Berlin. In the 1990s she found inspiration on several extensive trips through Russia and Asia. She is considered a pioneer of German Pop Art. Dichgans died in Berlin in 2018.