Karl-Heinz Krause was born in 1924 in Uckermark (Brandenburg). In 1947 he began studies at the Weissensee University of the Arts in East Berlin extending those studies from 1948 to 1952 at the University of the Fine Arts in West Berlin. As a freelance artist he created sculptures for public spaces. He was awarded the Georg Kolbe Prize and several scholarships at the Villa Romana in Florence. Krause died in Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate) in 2019.