Heinrich Büning was born in 1925 in Coesfeld. Together with his parents and four siblings he grew up on a farm in the farming community Brink. The work and the life under the influence of the agriculture have informed him. In the 1990s Büning discovered the creative field of activity in the Kunsthaus. Three times a week he came to the studio and wrote down the today’s date, his signature or his clothes number again and again, using a lead pencil and the form of the Sütterlin script.