After early studies in Chemistry and working as an engineer in Halle, East Germany, Werner Liebmann began his studies in painting in 1977, first at the Giebichenstein Castle in Halle, then between 1983 and 1986 at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, under the tutelage of Professor Bernhard Heisig. From 1986 through to 1992 he was a teacher at The University of Arts, Dresden and since 1993 he has held a professorship for painting at the University of Arts in Berlin. Werner Liebmann has exhibited extensively throughout Germany since the 1980's, in both solo shows and mixed shows. After re-unification he has also exhibited in Japan, Canada, USA, UK and at the 1990 Venice Biennale.