The renowned icon Gallery "MARIA RUTZ", has an extensive collection of Russian and Greek original icons from the 15th - 19th century.

Since the 60s, specializing in antique icons it offers its customers in addition to buying and selling comprehensive expert advice and expert opinion.


The icon gallery MARIA RUTZ has a long history.

1906 Ludwig Rutz founded a book and art store in Neuß / Rhein.

1946 MARIA RUTZ his daughter continued the tradition, after finishing her music and art studies at Rollins College Florida, Munich and Rome.

1952 MARIA RUTZ moved the business to Düsseldorf where she was primarily involved with furniture, paintings, sculptures and antique decorative arts.

End of the 50s she added for the first time ICONS to her program, and made them due to her personal fascination a few years later to her main speciality.

MARIA RUTZ introduced ICONS to the German market with numerous exhibitions all over Europe and consolidated catalogues, as it was her personal wish to prepar an understanding in the western world for the outstanding art of the cultural painting of the eastern church. She participated at the first art fair in Munich and is co-founder of the West German art fair in Cologne.

Her daughter ANITA who is partner since 1965 is leading the gallery since 1980.



Cologne Fine Art 22. to  25. November 2018

Kölnmesse, entrance Süd, Halle 11.1 , Stand A 040
opening hours 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Vernissage Wednesday 21. November 2018  4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In the years 1955 to 2017, we were represented at the following fairs:

Kunstmesse München 1955- 2013

Westdeutsche Kunstmesse Köln 1969 – 2017

Kunst-und Antiquitätenmesse Hannover/Hamburg 1975 – 1979, 1997, 1999

Art Antique Düsseldorf 1997 – 2001,2007 – 2011

Cultura Basel 1999

KAM Zürich 2000

Galleryexhibition ICONS+ Catalogue Autum 2000, Winter2002/03



85 colored picture

submit a inquiry


35 b.& w. and 20 colored picture

submit a inquiry


25 b.& w. picture

submit a inquiry

In our online catalog, you will find a wide range of Russian and Greek Icons. There’s detailed information in image and font available.

to the russian icons
to the greek icons