Fine Arts

Masterpieces famous or forgotten

Felix Nussbaum, Der tolle Platz, 1931
© Expired

The Berlinische Galerie collects art created in Berlin between the late 19th century and today. Our Fine Arts collection alone contains around 5,000 items, including many works by well-known artists from Max Beckmann via Hannah Höch and Naum Gabo to Georg Baselitz and John Bock. Many groups and movements feature in the list too for the role they played in art history. Examples are the Berlin Secession, Dada Berlin, the East European avant-garde between the two World Wars, the Neue Wilden and the art scene that was reborn when the Wall fell in 1989.

The Golden Twenties are a particular highlight in the collection. Berlin was on its way to becoming one of the most modern cities in the world and challenging Paris as a new world hub of modernist art. The Berlinische Galerie has never confined its focus to the big names. In a spirit of discovery we often unearth artists who have been unjustly buried under the rubble of turbulent times.

Highlights in the collection

Emphases in the collection

Ernst Barlach, Paul Baum, Max Beckmann, Reinhold Begas, Lovis Corinth, Jacoba von Heemskerck, Ludwig von Hofmann, Walter Leistikow, Max Liebermann, Ludwig Meidner, Moriz Melzer, Heinrich Richter-Berlin, Eugen Spiro, Georg Tappert, Lesser Ury, Anton von Werner

 

Rudolf Belling, Nikolaus Braun, Erich Buchholz, Max Dungert, Otto Freundlich, George Grosz, John Heartfield, Hannah Höch, Raoul Hausmann, Otto Möller, Arthur Segal

 

Naum Gabo, El Lissitzky, Iwan Puni, Lajos d`Ebneth, Alexander Rodtschenko

 

Otto Dix, George Grosz, Carl Hofer, Alexander Kanoldt, Jeanne Mammen, Ernst Neuschul, Felix Nussbaum, Christian Schad, Rudolf Schlichter

 

Alexander Camaro, Werner Heldt, Fred Thieler, Hann Trier, Heinz Trökes, Hans Uhlmann, Emilio Vedova

 

Georg Baselitz, K.H. Hödicke, Edward und Nancy Reddin Kienholz, Bernd Koberling, Marwan, Wolfgang Petrick, Eugen Schönebeck, Walter Stöhrer, Wolf Vostell

 

Elvira Bach, Rainer Fetting, Walter Libuda, Helmut Middendorf, Salomé, Trak Wendisch, Jörg Weirich, Bernd Zimmer

 

Frank Badur, Horst Bartnig, Andreas Brandt, Johannes Geccelli, George Rickey

 

John Bock, Tatjana Doll, Friederike Feldmann, Heiner Franzen, Bernhard Garbert, Asta Gröting, Eberhard Havekost, Gregor Hildebrandt, Olaf Holzapfel, Christine Streuli, Alicja Kwade, Zora Mann, Isa Melsheimer, Julian Rosefeldt, Michael Sailstorfer, Katja Strunz, Thomas Zipp

Naum Gabo, Werner Heldt, Hannah Höch, Herbert Kaufmann, Edward und Nancy Reddin Kienholz, Issai Kulvianski, Marwan, Brigitte und Martin Matschinsky-Denninghoff, Iwan Puni, George Rickey, Ursula Sax, Rolf Szymanski, Fred Thieler, Hans Uhlmann, Wolf Vostell, Max Wechsler

Important artists

Max
Liebermann

1847 - 1935

Hannah
Höch

1889 - 1978

El
Lissitzky

1890 - 1941

Jeanne
Mammen

1890 - 1976

Hans
Uhlmann

1900 - 1975

Georg
Baselitz

1938

Rainer
Fetting

1949

Iwan
Puni

1892 - 1956

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Dr. Stefanie Heckmann

Head of Department of Fine Arts
Phone +49 030-789 02-811
heckmann@berlinischegalerie.de

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