Ingeborg Henze-Ketterer, Dr. Wolfgang Henze
Ingeborg Henze-Ketterer und Dr. Wolfgang Henze I Photo: KMK / Jürgen Rösner
Galerie Henze & Ketterer, Wichtrach / Bern
The history of this gallery is inseparable from the history of the modern art trade. This art dealership was begun in 1946 by the legendary Roman Norbert Ketterer, who was the executor of Kirchner’s legacy. The gallery is presently directed in the third generation: Ingeborg Henze-Ketterer and Dr. Wolfgang Henze, the managing directors of Henze & Ketterer, are now assisted by their daughter Dr Alexandra Henze Triebold and their son-in-law Marc Triebold (Henze & Ketterer & Triebold, Riehen/Basel). The family members not only run Galerie Henze & Ketterer in Wichtrach near Bern, but also participate in countless international art fairs. They’ve been represented at every art KARLSRUHE since 2006, and Dr Wolfgang Henze is also a member of the fair’s advisory board.
These specialists for German Expressionism, and above all Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, annually bring to Karlsruhe extraordinarily beautiful paintings by artists such as Erich Heckel, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Naturally, they also display paintings by other protagonists of Classic Modernism such as Karl Hofer and George Grosz. Connoisseurs who are looking for artworks by Daniel Spoerri or Fritz Winter will likewise find them here. Ingeborg Henze-Ketterer and Dr Wolfgang Henze accordingly number among the exhibitors at art KARLSRUHE whose stand is always thronged by countless visitors. Ingeborg Henze-Ketterer says: “Conversations bring people together.”