Buttner Henry

Berlin, Germany

12.11.1928

Cartoonist, illustrator

Henry Büttner was an artist of satirical cartoons and comics that were mainly published in the DDR magazine Eulenspiegel for many years. Trained as a poster artist and window dresser, he worked in agriculture and as a singer before becoming a cartoonist in 1954. For decades, he was one of the house artists for East-German publications like Eulenspiegel, Berliner Zeitung and Wochenpost. His best-known character was the long thin man with the straw hat. Book collections of Büttner’s work have been publisshed since 1958. Retired since many years, he lives a reclusive life in his hometown Wittgensdorf bei Chemnitz.

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