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paintings 19th – 20th century

Outstanding works by Käthe Kollwitz, Rudolf Maison and Lovis Corinth

Starting with small sculpture of the 19th and 20th century – represented by works of the likes of Franz von Stuck, Hermann Blumenthal, Ewald Mataré, Gerhard Marcks, Käthe Kollwitz and Ernst Barlach – the first cabinet rooms feature paintings from the Biedermeier and classical period, followed by works of Carl Spitzweg and Eugène Delacroix.


Max Liebermann | 1915

Bench beneath the Chestnut Tree in the Wannsee Garden


 Rudolf Maison | 1897


H. M. Davringhausen | 1916

Lourdes Cathedral

Düsseldorf School and classical modernism

Several cabinet rooms are devoted to the Düsseldorf School with works by Johann Wilhelm Schirmer, Oswald and Andreas Achenbach, Caspar Scheuren and Ludwig Scheins – primarily dramatic-romantic depictions of landscapes and cityscapes in Germany and Italy.

The studio room in the atrium presents two large-format historical paintings, one by the brothers Alfred and Otto Rethel, the other by Moritz von Schwind.

The museum's significant inventory of specimens of Classical Modernism – ranging from German Impressionism through Expressionism to New Objectivity – is reflected in works by internationally renowned artists like Lovis Corinth, Max Slevogt, Max Liebermann, August Macke or Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. A particularly outstanding feature of this section of the collection is that it makes a point of devoting attention to regional artists, too. Painters like Walter Ophey, Hanns Bolz, Barthel Gilles or Heinrich M. Davringhausen are also featured here.


Abstract expressionism and Arte Informale

The large-format paintings from the post-war era – in particular from the abstract and informal art movements – include works by Bruno Goller, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Karl Otto Götz, Karl Fred Dahmen and Hubert Berke.