Prints from the masters
From Friedrich to Cézanne
The exhibition presents master drawings from a private collection, most of which had not yet ever been shown to the public: 80 landscape depictions from two centuries. These include master works from such important artists as Caspar David Friedrich or Lyonel Feininger, Paul Cézanne or Eugène Delacroix. The series of illustrious names could be continued: Camille Corot, Salvador Dali or Horst Janssen are presented as well as a host of contemporary artists from England who have not yet been discovered here.
The reason for the exhibition is personal: the collector Bettina Horn shows the selection of 80 works on the occasion of Walter Feilchenfeldt’s 80th birthday. He was the curator of the exhibition and wrote the texts for the extensive catalogue. In his texts, Feilchenfeldt provides us with highly personal insights into his family’s history – however primarily into his unusual relationship to art and to his work. In 2016, Walter Feilchenfeldt was honoured by the Courtauld Institute in London for his contribution “to the understanding and enjoyment of 19th century art”.