Experience in Art-dealing Since 1864
Gallery Kornfeld is the leading auction house in Switzerland in the fields of Modern Art (paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures) as well as Old Master prints and drawings.
When H. G. Gutekunst opened his own gallery for Old and Modern Art in Stuttgart and published his first stock catalogue on the 1st of October 1864, he established the basis for a tradition, which remains unbroken until today and to which, since 1919 in Bern, the vital activities of Galerie Kornfeld can be traced back. Since the foundation of the firm five generations have conducted its fortune, and each in its own way has contributed to this tradition according to his or her convictions and has brought into being new artistic and commercial values.
Our activities focus on the annual auction series conducted during the course of several days in June, at which all works of fine art, which have been collected throughout the year and which are thoroughly researched, are put up for sale.
Our unique expertise in the industry is reflected in comprehensive catalogue raisonnĂ©s, which are conceived by our team of experts and/or published in-house. The catalogues of paintings by Max Beckmann and prints by Paul Klee, Max Beckmann, KĂ¤the Kollwitz, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso and other are a basic working instrument for museums, dealers and collectors worldwide.
Consignors can rely on qualified advice, expert handling of their art-works and market-driven valuations. Linked to an international network of art-dealers and collectors we are able to provide you with optimal sales proceeds.
During the previews held in Bern and in Zurich we offer ideal modes of presentation of your art-works. Our auction sales pavilion can accommodate more than 300 auction guests embedded in a garden laid out in the middle of the nineteenth century.
Our activities of the past years have been very successful, both economically and in the field of research of art history, the traditional June auction and the free sales of works of art available form our stock have met a broadly supported international interest.
Galerie Kornfeld Bern
Dr. phil.h.c. Eberhard W. Kornfeld
Christine E. Stauffer