Quint Buchholz was born in Stolberg, near Aachen, in 1957 and grew up in Stuttgart. He began studying art history in Munich before studying painting and graphic arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Since 1979 he has worked as an illustrator and painter for various publishing houses in Germany and abroad. He has illustrated more than 30 books, many of which have received awards.
Buchholz established his reputation with illustrations for numerous books for children and teens, including works by Jostein Gaarder, Elke Heidenreich and Amos Oz, and through the design of many book covers and posters.
Quint Buchholz lives with his family in Munich.