Anton Henning was born in 1964 in West Berlin. In the 1980s he lived in London, later in New York. Since 1992 his paintings, sculptures and installations have been represented in exhibitions in German and international museums and galleries. In 2001 he was awarded the Berlin Art Prize of the Academy of Arts. From 2018 to 2020 he taught at the Academy of Art in Dresden. Henning lives and works in Brandenburg.