Ludwig Gabriel Schrieber was born in 1907 in Waldniel (North Rhine-Westphalia). He studied painting at the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf from 1924 to 1930. In 1925 he took part in his first exhibition with the Rheinische Sezession artists’ association and became a founding member of the Neue Rheinische Sezession in 1949. From 1951 he taught as a professor at the University of the Fine Arts in West Berlin, of which he became its director in 1968. In 1975 he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Schrieber died in 1975 in Nesselwang in the Allgäu (Bavaria).