Krishna Reddy was born in 1925 in Chittor, Andhra Pradesh. He joined Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan in 1941 and finished his studies there I 1946. After graduation, he taught art at Kalakshetra in the then Madras, for three years from 1947 to 1950. In 1951 Reddy went abroad and for two years, he studied at the Slade School of Fine Arts in London. From 1952 to 1955 he studied sculpture with Osip Zadkine in Paris. He also studied with Marino Marini from 1956 to 1957. Reddy also studied engraving under Stanley William Hayter from 1953 to 195 in Paris.
Reddy is considered to be a master intaglio printmaker. He has been a guest Professor at a number of top-ranking universities in the United States and he became an associate director at Hayter’s Atelier 17 in 1965. In 1972 he received the Padma Shri. His technique and style have distinguished him as one of the foremost printmakers of the world.