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Nicolaas Teeuwisse OHG, founded in 2004, has its premises in a historical town villa in the residential suburb of Grunewald, close to Berlin’s famous Kurfürstendamm. The company specializes in works on paper, prints and drawings from the 16th to the early 20th centuries; its collection is focused on uncommon Old Master prints and European drawings of museum quality and art historical relevance. We sell works of art to major international museums and private collectors and occasionally also trade oil sketches and paintings from the above periods.
Our carefully edited and lavishly illustrated catalogues aspire to the highest standards of scholarship and research.
Nicolaas Teeuwisse took degrees in History and Classical Archaeology at the universities of Amsterdam and Berlin. He studied under Prof. Dr. Otto von Simson at the Freie Universität in Berlin, where he was awarded a PhD in 1982. His thesis entitled Vom Salon zur Secession, which investigates the development of modern art in Germany between 1871 and 1900, appeared in 1985 as an annual publication of the renowned Deutscher Verein für Kunstwissenschaft.
Nicolaas Teeuwisse is the author of several art historical essays in which, amongst other things, he examines the work of the 17th century Italian painter and etcher, Guido Cagnacci, and the German Impressionist, Max Liebermann, and looks at private art collections in Berlin during the Wilhelminian period (1888–1918) and the Weimar Republic (1918–1933).
From 1980 to 2004 Nicolaas Teeuwisse worked as a specialist for Old Master prints and drawings at the Galerie Bassenge in Berlin, where he was responsible for the annual spring and autumn sales. Under his direction the company developed into one of the world’s leading auctioneers for Old Master prints. Nicolaas Teeuwisse continues to work for the gallery as a consultant.