27. February 2011 to 15. January 2012

The Sammlung Kunst der Westküste (West Coast Art Collection) comprises Danish, German, Dutch and Norwegian art from the years 1830 to 1930. It documents the multifaceted way of life on the coast and man’s fascination with the sea via a panorama of motifs that reaches from Bergen in Holland to Bergen in southern Norway. Important Scandinavian and German artists of the 19th and 20th centuries are
represented, including Anna Ancher, Michael Ancher, Max Beckmann, Johan Christian Dahl, Peder Severin Krøyer, Christian Krohg, Max Liebermann, Emil Nolde and Edvard Munch. These are joined by high-calibre Dutch painters such as the Romantic artist Andreas Schelfhout as well as prominent exponents of The Hague School, among them Jozef Israels and Hendrik Willem Mesdag. Also featured are works by Johan Barthold Jongkind and Eugène Boudin, who are regarded as precursors of Impressionism and were of central importance to the development of European landscape painting in the 19th century. Finally, a main focus of the collection is North Frisian painting, comprehensively represented by the works of Otto Heinrich Engel and Hans Peter Feddersen. This Europe-oriented collection concept will continue to be developed and expanded in future.