Galerie Henze & Ketterer

German Expressionism, Informal Art and Abstraction, New Figurative and Contemporary Art since 1960


Galerie Henze & Ketterer
Kirchstrasse 26, CH-3114, Bern, Switzerland
Galerie Henze & Ketterer

German Expressionism, Informal Art and Abstraction, New Figurative and Contemporary Art since 1960

In the third generation and since 1946, Galerie Henze & Ketterer as a family business is specialised in Modern and Contemporary Art with a focus on German Expressionism. Since the mid-1950ies, the gallery is the administrator of the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Estate, one of the most important artists of this movement and initiator of the artist association “Brücke”. Thus, Galerie Henze & Ketterer is proud to contribute to international museums showing works by “Brücke”, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Expressionism in one way or the other.
Modern Art, Informal Art (L’Art Informel) and Abstraction after 1945, New Figuration and Contemporary Art with painters and sculptors from Italy, Spain and Germany are the other main focuses of the gallery. We present artists, among others, like Lyonel Feininger, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Otto Mueller, Edvard Munch, Emil Nolde, Hermann Max Pechstein, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Christian Rohlfs, Georg Tappert, as well as abstract artists such as Francis Bott, Günther Gumpert, Bernard Schultze, Fred Thieler, Ursula, Fritz Winter and living artists like Georg Baselitz, Pizzi Cannella, Markus Lüpertz, Daniel Spoerri, Giovanni Manfredini, Nunzio and Paolo Serra.

With three exhibition spaces in Switzerland, Galerie Henze & Ketterer shows up various permanent and temporary exhibitions every year. The exhibition space in Riehen/Basel, not far from the Fondation Beyeler, shows changing exhibitions of artists from our gallery. The gallery in Wichtrach/Bern is dedicated to permanent exhibitions of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, George Grosz and large-format works of abstraction. In the third exhibition area, the spacious "KUNST-DEPOT", which was designed by the architects Gigon/Guyer, who also designed the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Museum in Davos, younger artists are shown. Since 1993 in Wichtrach/Berne, previously in Stuttgart from 1946, 1962 as well as 1970 in Campione d'Italia at the lake of Lugano and until 2024 in Riehen/Basel.

Besides Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, the gallery also manages the archive and estates of Berthold Müller-Oerlinghausen, Theo Eble and Fritz Winter. With the information from the "Archiv Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett Roman Norbert Ketterer", Galerie Henze & Ketterer is making a significant contribution to international provenance research into Modern Art. Other activities of the gallery include art dealing, commissions, art books, publishing and consulting activities concerning documentation, authenticity, conservation, insurance, transport. The gallery has long been committed to working with and advising artists, collectors, colleagues and curators.

Since the early 1970s, the gallery participates in international art fairs, including Art Basel, FIAC Paris, Masterpiece London, and to date TEFAF Maastricht, Art Cologne and Art Karlsruhe.

The gallery is present online through various Online Viewing Rooms (OVR), as well as with profiles at,,,, Instagram, Youtube and Linked/In.
Dr. Alexandra Henze, Dr. Wolfgang Henze and Ingeborg Henze-Ketterer.
Galerie Henze & Ketterer at TEFAF Maastricht 2023, with a presentation on the theme "Music & Dance".
The managing director of Galerie Henze & Ketterer, Dr. Alexandra Henze, talks about Karl Schmidt-Rottluff's painting "Stilleben mit Holzplastik (Still Life with Wooden Sculpture)", oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm, 1949.


  • Eduard Bargheer (1901–1979)
  • Max Beckmann (1884–1950)
  • George Grosz (1893–1959)
  • Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956)
  • Erich Heckel (1883–1970)
  • Karl Hofer (1878–1955)
  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938)
  • Wilhelm Lehmbruck (1881-1919)
  • Ludwig Meidner (1884–1966)
  • Otto Mueller (1874–1930)
  • Berthold Müller-Oerlinghausen(1893–1979)
  • Edvard Munch (1863-1944)
  • Gabriele Münter (1877-1962)
  • Emil Nolde (1867–1956)
  • Hermann Max Pechstein (1881–1955)
  • Hans Purrmann (1880-1966)
  • Max Peiffer Watenphul (1896–1976)
  • Christian Rohlfs (1849–1938)
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884–1976)
  • Hermann Scherer (1893–1927)
  • Georg Tappert (1880-1957)
  • Francis Bott (1904–1998)
  • Theo Eble (1899–1974)
  • Günther Gumpert (1919-2019)
  • Karl Hartung (1908–1967)
  • Heinz Mack (*1931)
  • Ernst Wilhelm Nay (1902-1968)
  • Bernard Schultze (1915–2005)
  • Emil Schumacher (1912–1999)
  • Fred Thieler (1916-1999)
  • Ursula (1921–1999)
  • Theodor Werner (1886–1969)
  • Fritz Winter (1905–1976)
  • Georg Baselitz (*1938)
  • Darío Basso (*1966)
  • Jürgen Brodwolf (*1932)
  • Pizzi Cannella (*1955)
  • Alfonso Hüppi (*1935)
  • Robert Klümpen (*1973)
  • Kubach-Wilmsen (1936-2007 und 1937-2021)
  • Markus Lüpertz (*1941)
  • Daniel Spoerri (*1930)
  • Giovanni Manfredini (*1963)
  • Nunzio (*1954)
  • Paolo Serra (*1946)
  • Raymond Emile Waydelich (*1938)