Gustav Kampmann (1859-1917) was born in Boppard on the Rhine near Koblenz. He studied at the Grand Duchy of Baden Art School in Karlsruhe from 1879 until 1883 where he was a student of Gustav Schoenleber and Hermann Baisch. From 1890 lived in the palace of Augustus Castle, Grötzingen where he was a leading figure in the “Grotzinger Art Colony”.
In 1896 he founded the Karlsruhe Artists' League with 23 other artists Kampmann. He was also commissioned by the Cologne chocolate producers Ludwig Stollwerck to create images for the Stollwerck scrapbooks No. 4 and 5 of 1899 and 1902.