Founded in 1994 by Dr Ute Eggeling and Michael Beck—both from art history and gallery backgrounds—Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art is a leading international gallery. Based in Düsseldorf, it specialises in exhibiting art by European masters of the 19th and 20th centuries, embracing Impressionism, Expressionism, and post-War Modernism, as well as working to foster international contemporary art.Read More
Beck and Eggeling established their gallery in Leipzig in 1994, using the grand villa of Michael Beck’s father, Herbert Beck, as an exhibition space for four years. Opening with an exhibition of the work of German-American Expressionist painter Lyonel Feininger, from the outset the gallery exhibited the work of 19th- and 20th-century masters alongside other prominent artists who are still working, with a strong emphasis on German Expressionism. Closing the Leipzig gallery in 1998, the gallery turned to Düsseldorf and New York to further their international programme. In 2000 the gallery moved into its current main premises on one floor of an 18th-century mansion in Düsseldorf’s Altstadt district.
Since opening its new quarters in the former studio across the road from the main gallery in 2006, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art has incorporated both established and emerging artists of international repute into their exhibition programme, alongside the work of groundbreaking figures of the last two centuries. Continuing to expand, in 2016 the gallery opened another space in the international crossroads of culture: Vienna. This space was closed at the end of 2019, with the gallery opting to focus on its programme in Düsseldorf.
Beyond their gallery space, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art is involved in large-scale projects, including exhibitions in public locations such as Magdalena Abakanowicz’s Space to Experience (2009) outside the Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf. Larger sculptural works are also exhibited by the gallery in a private sculpture garden in Dortmund.
Exhibiting and selling a wide range of art, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art artists vary from the modern masters of the last 200 years to up-and-coming international contemporary figures. These include familiar names in the European modern art canon such as Manet, Gauguin, Kirchner, Picasso, Chagall, Kandinsky, and Klee. With its particular focus on German Expressionism and post-War Modernism, the gallery represents Expressionists such as Emil Nolde, Max Beckmann, Edvard Munch, August Macke, Erich Heckel, and Otto Mueller, as well as more recent artists from the post-War Zero movement such as Heinz Mack and Günther Uecker.
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art also focuses on a number of emerging sculptors such as Gehard Demetz, Aljoscha, Bertozzi & Casoni, Xavier Mascaró, and Fausto Melotti. An even-younger generation of established and surfacing artists features in the gallery’s exhibition programmes, including Kwang Young Chun, Katharina Schilling, Wolf Hamm, Nikos Aslanidis, Tamara K. E., and Desmond Lazaro.
In line with its diverse range of talents, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art participates in a variety of prominent international art fairs including TEFAF’s New York and Maastricht iterations, as well as The Armory Show, New York; ART COLOGNE; ART Salzburg Contemporary & Antiques International; viennacontemporary; Art Düsseldorf; HIGHLIGHTS International Art Fair, Munich; and Art Basel in Miami Beach. Producing over 100 publications through their in-house publishers (Beck & Eggeling Kunstverlag) the gallery contributes significantly to the art discourse around and knowledge about the artists they represent.