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Im Obersteg Collection

Im Obersteg Collection: Picasso, Chagall, Jawlensky, Soutine
BASEL  •  Kunstmuseum Basel  •  Ongoing
For some 70 years, the Basel shipper and art connoisseur Karl Im Obersteg (1883–1969) and later his son Jürg (1914–1983), Professor of Forensic Medicine, collected international art of the 20th century. Although they did not pursue a specific concept, their acquisitions were marked by friendships with artists (especially with Jawlensky) and a preference for expressive figurative painting. Such artists as Cézanne, Kandinsky, Klee, Modigliani, Nolde, Rodin, Rouault, Soutter, Tàpies indicate the scope and significance of this art treasure.

Kunstmuseum Basel Web Site

Contact: Tel: (41) 61 206 62 62

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