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.