Hubertus Giebe was born in Dohna (Saxony) in 1953. From 1974 to 1976 he studied painting and graphics at the Academy of Art in Dresden, after which he was a masters student there under Bernhard Heisig and lectured from 1987 to 1991. In 1985 he won the main prize in the competition “100 Selected Graphics of the GDR” in Berlin. In 1997 he was awarded the Graphics Prize of Nordwestkunst in Wilhelmshaven and in 2007 the Wilhelm Morgner Prize for painting. In 2020 the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, awarded him the Falkenrot Prize. Giebe lives and works in Dresden.