Born in 1964 in Berlin, Anton Henning dropped out of art school because he simply found it too boring. He preferred instead to train himself, quickly learning how to paint, sculpt, record videos, design environments and make music outside the confines of organized education. Henning has exhibited widely throughout Europe and his work is included in several prominent museum and private collections, though he is not well known in the United States. Today he lives and works in Manker, Germany. Much of Anton Henning's work can be read as a contemporary interpretation of gesamtkunstwerk, or synthesis of the various disciplines into a single dialogue. Though primarily a painter, Henning also incorporates sculpture and installation into his work.