Albrecht Gehse was born in Borsdorf near Leipzig in 1955. From 1976 to 1981 he stud­ied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig. He also worked with the Leipzig artists’ group “37,2”. In 1984 he received the special prize in the exhibition Young Artists of the GDR - 1984. From 1987 to 1990 he was a master student at the Academy of Arts of the GDR under Bernhard Heisig. Since 1991 Gehse has lived and worked in Berlin.