Frederike von Cranach was born in Heidelberg and grew up in Cologne with her English mother, German father and younger brother Lucas. True to her famous family name, Frederike displayed both a love and a talent for art from an early age.
After studying both Art and German history in secondary school, Frederike attended the well known Akademie Modedesign Düsseldorf where she pursued a degree in fashion design.
After a couple of years working in fashion, Frederike eventually left the industry to pursue her passion for fine arts full-time. She trained for the next few years, first at the Wackers Akademie in Amsterdam and then at Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro.
Frederike lives in London where she continues to develop her work from her studio.