According to PowerHouse on 8th, König was born in Munich, Germany in 1939, and studied Fine Arts in East Berlin. In 1975 he escaped from East Germany and lived in West Berlin and later set up his first artist studio in Düsseldorf. Since 1978 König has devoted his creative energies to exploring the emotional dimensions of man rather than focusing on external realities.

In the past 30 years he has regularly undertaken extensive work trips to cities such as London, New York, San Francisco, and the Southwest. König has exhibited internationally since 1990.

He currently lives and works in a castle in Belgium.