Kunstsalon Franke-Schenk („KFS“), rich in tradition, will be celebrating its 100-year existence in 2013. It was founded in 1913 as Kunstsalon in Leipzig. With top-class works by artists from the 16th to the 20th century the gallery rates among internationally leading houses.
Art objects, drawings, paintings and sculptures especially of the 19th century, impressionism and German expressionism are the center of the collection and presentation. Among the prominent artists in the gallery are Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth, Max Beckmann, Emil Nolde, August Macke, Franz Marc, E.L. Kirchner, Max Slevogt, Cuno Amiet, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Renoir, Caspar David Friedrich, Rembrandt, Frans Pourbus the Younger, Hyacinthe Rigaud, Barthel Bruyn the Older, Hans Makart, to name just some.
Gallery owner and art historian Dr. phil. Rolf Schenk and gallery owner Catherine Franke-Schenk are, due to their galleries in Zurich and Baden-Baden, internationally known art dealers with long-term experience. The KFS gallery is a member of numerous international organisations dealing in art and is present at all important fairs, like Maastricht, Brussels, Paris, Munich, Cologne and Düsseldorf. Dr. phil. Rolf Schenk´s and Catherine Franke-Schenk´s names guarantee first class competence and comprehensive knowledge in purchase or sale of art. In addition to that they have world-wide connections to collectors, museums and all other important institutions on the artmarket.
Situated in an ideal location in the center of Munich we present our works of art in the Residenzstrasse 23, opposite the Royal Palace and close to the public galleries and - on appointment - in Wagmüllerstrasse 16, situated between „Haus der Kunst“ and the Bavarian National Museum. In our „Art Salon“ art lovers and collectors have the opportunity to view, enjoy and purchase art of many centuries in a cultivated environment. Changing exhibitions with various themes enhance stimulation of new ideas in art as trustworthy partners and a competent team we offer you professional and detailed advice in all matters of art purchase and sale, in authentication and evaluation, in art expertise and insurance. We advise you on framing and restoration and help our customers in creating collections and in documenting them.
It is the KFS philosophy to guarantee absolutely superior quality. It is our principle better to have a first-class piece of art by a lesser known artist than a second-rank piece by a popular artist. So KFS is truly a first class address to place your trust in.