Sighard Gille was born in Eilenburg (Saxony) in 1941. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig from 1965 to 1970 under Bernhard Heisig and Wolfgang Mattheuer. He was a master student in Heisig’s class at the Academy of Arts of the GDR, East Berlin, from 1973 to 1976. His main works include the monumental ceiling painting in the Neue Gewandhaus in Leipzig, created between 1980 and 1981. Since 1992 he has taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig. Gille lives and works in Leipzig.