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.
ACTUAL FAIR APPOINTMENT 2018
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