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Galerie J.P. Schneider

Antiques & Art Galleries
Galerie J.P. Schneider specialises in paintings from the 18th, 19 and 20th century, the painters of the Goethe Cercle, German Romanticism, the local Frankfurt and Kronberg schools of painters, and the Munich painters of the Leibl Cercle.

Our programme includes the Düsseldorf, Darmstadt and Karlsruhe schools of painters, as well as German and French Impressionism.

In 1824 our business started out as a frame maker’s shop founded by Christian Schneider and his son Johann Peter Schneider. Style frames, mirrors and figureheads were supplied predominantly to the Near East. When Gottfried Andreas joined in 1882 the business expanded into fine art.

In 1884 Gottfried Andreas purchased the business from the daughter of Johann Peter Schneider. In numerous exhibitions the works of regional artists were presented with emphasis on the Frankfurt and Kronberg region. Munich painters like Carl Spitzweg, Wilhelm Leibl and Heinrich von Zuegel were shown.

As soon as 1895, an exhibition featured Max Liebermann and the Berlin artists. The firm also acted as an agent for Duesseldorf and Swiss artists such as Arnold Boecklin, Giovanni Segantini and Alexander Calame. In French art, the interest lay mainly on Paul Guigou and Gustave Courbet.

Up to the Second World War, the exhibitions were continued by Fritz and Carl Andreas, the sons of Gottfried Andreas. The shop was destroyed during the war. In 1953 the house was rebuilt. From this point on, the business concentrated on fine art and picture frames were no longer produced.

In the postwar period the firm's activity was shaped by the third generation of the Kurt Andreas family. Emphasis was placed on the turn of the eighteenth century, the Goethe Circle, German Romanticism, German regional painters, French and German Impressionism.

With Christoph Andreas, the fourth generation has entered the business, and once again, exhibitions have been staged frequently.

Our program includes shows featuring Hans Thoma, Anton Burger, Otto Scholderer, Carl Morgenstern, Louis Eysen, themed exhibitions on the history of Frankfurt, and the catalogue raisonée of Louis Eysen's drawings.

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Galerie J.P. Schneider

Roßmarkt 23
60311 Frankfurt am Main