The Utermann Gallery

was founded in Dortmund in 1853 and is now in its fourth generation of family ownership. In 1972, Wilfried Utermann takes over the management and focuses on German Expressionism and Classical Modernism. In the 1980s, the range was expanded to include "Art after 45". Artists such as Fritz Winter, Emil Schumacher, Norbert Kricke, Ernst Wilhelm Nay and Karl Hartung have since been represented by the gallery. In the contemporary field, there is close cooperation with the painters Horst Antes, the studio Norbert Tadeusz and the sculptor Abraham David Christian. In 1986 Wilfried Utermann founded Grisebach Auctions together with the art dealers Prof. Hans Pels- Leusden, Michael Neumann, Bernd Schultz, Raimund Thomas. Today Grisebach is one of the leading auction houses in Europe.

Lukas Minssen has joined the company as a managing co-partner and manages the company together with Wilfried Utermann.


"Art inspires - tradition obliges"

This has been our company's guiding principle for over 150 years. Our passion is art and its mediation.

We maintain worldwide contacts with art experts, institutions and collectors and are therefore in a position to provide you with competent advice on the purchase and sale of your works of art and on the development or expansion of your collection.


The Christian Rohlfs Archive in Hagen has existed since 2011,

which is dedicated to the scholarly development of the artist's extensive oeuvre. The expert panel consists of Dr Birgit Schulte, Dr Tayfun Belgin and Wilfried Utermann.


Christian Rohlfs: Magnolia Blossom c. 1937, Osthaus Museum Hagen