Werner Liebmann was born in Königsthal (Thuringia) in 1951. After studying chemistry and working as an engineer, between 1976 and 1982 he completed his study of painting under Hannes Wagner at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Arts in Halle (Saale), following which he was a master student of Bernhard Heisig at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig. From 1986 he taught at the Academy of Art in Dresden. From 1993 to 2017 he was professor of painting at the Weissensee University of the Arts, Berlin. Liebmann lives and works in Berlin.