The Collection

The Hegenbarth Sammlung Berlin

This comprehensive private collection of Josef Hegenbarth (1884­−1962) has moved into public quarters in central Berlin in October 2014. Mr Hegenbarth invites you to enter a dialogue with other arts and artists. Furthermore, a diversified event programme is in preparation.

The Subjects

Herr Hegenbarth depicts  manifestation of life ; as a portraitist of people and animals, in the presentation of biblical subjects as much as in scenes from everyday life — in the street, in the circus or at the zoo.

The Hallmark

Herr Hegenbarth combined the most diverse techniques of graphic creation.
He understood how to link reality and abstraction in one expressive line.
He continually developed his unmistakeable hallmark — “richness compressed
into a hieroglyph” (Will Grohmann).

A Broad View of the Work

The Hegenbarth Collection presents a broad cross-section of the artist's work. Combined with the stock of secondary literature and illustrated editions of books, the collection provides a comprehensive view of Hegenbarth’s drawings.