Elvira Bach was born in 1951 in Neuenhain, Germany. From
1967 to 1970, she attended the Hadamar School of Glass Art; afterward,
she moved to Berlin to study painting at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts*. During her studies, she worked at the Schaubühne am Halleschen Ufer Theater.
In 1981, she spent some months in Santo Domingo, thanks to a grant; this stay has profoundly influenced her future work. At barely 29 years of age, Elvira Bach was invited to participate in Documenta VII* in Kassel.
the idea of conceptual*, analytical and rational art being dominant at
that time in the artistic world, she continued to paint in an energetic
and sensual way, using an expressive* language and gaudy co
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