Klaus-Peter Vellguth was born in 1960 in Nuremberg. From 1983 to 1989 he studied painting at the University of Arts, West Berlin, where he was a master student of Wolfgang Petrick. From 1994 to 1997 he taught lithography at the University of Arts, Berlin. From that time he has worked as head of the lithography workshop in the print shop of the Association of Berlin Artists. Vellguth lives and works in Berlin.