The Klesch Collection

The Klesch Collection is an important growing collection of European paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries, assembled by A. Gary and Dr. Anita Klesch. The collection started with the purchase of a set of Four Seasons by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, which sparked a collaborative venture between the principals and has resulted in an impressive group of extraordinary paintings by some of the greatest artists in the history of art.

Quinten Metsys, Christ Blessing, c. 1491–1505

Through museum-quality pieces, the collection aims to present a comprehensive overview of European art spanning the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The collection has built a strong representation of Italian, Dutch and Flemish, as well as French, German, and Spanish artists, highlighting the diversity, and importance of their artistic contributions. From an early southern Netherlandish masterpiece by Quinten Metsys to captivating works by Caravaggio, Sofonisba Anguissola, Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Judith Leyster, Georges de La Tour, Sir Anthony van Dyck, and Michaelina Wautier, the collection celebrates the richness of European art across regions and periods.

Over the years, the collection has grown into more than the sum of its parts. Guided by the core principles of accessibility, preservation and scholarship, The Klesch Collection is passionate about ensuring the enduring legacy of its artistic treasures for generations to come. The collection is dedicated to sharing its masterpieces with the wider public, and they can often be found on loan at prominent public museums and institutions worldwide.

Aiming to contribute valuable insights into the interpretation of art history and disseminate knowledge, the collection actively researches all of its paintings and produces books and videos to communicate discoveries and insights to the public. With The Klesch Collection Scholarship for graduate and PhD students, the collection proudly underscores its commitment to fostering the development of future generations of art historians, restorers and curators.

You can read more about the collection and how the principals decide what artworks are the right fit in the interviews with Gary and Anita Klesch on our news page.

The Klesch Collection is an important growing collection of European paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries, assembled by A. Gary and Dr. Anita Klesch. The collection started with the purchase of a set of Four Seasons by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, which sparked a collaborative venture between the principals and has resulted in an impressive group of extraordinary paintings by some of the greatest artists in the history of art.

Quinten Metsys, Christ Blessing, c. 1491–1505

Through museum-quality pieces, the collection aims to present a comprehensive overview of European art spanning the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The collection has built a strong representation of Italian, Dutch and Flemish, as well as French, German, and Spanish artists, highlighting the diversity and importance of their artistic contributions. From an early southern Netherlandish masterpiece by Quinten Metsys to captivating works by Caravaggio, Sofonisba Anguissola, Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Judith Leyster, Georges de La Tour, Sir Anthony van Dyck, and Michaelina Wautier, the collection celebrates the richness of European art across regions and periods.

Over the years, the collection has grown into more than the sum of its parts. Guided by the core principles of accessibility, preservation and scholarship, The Klesch Collection is passionate about ensuring the enduring legacy of its artistic treasures for generations to come. The collection is dedicated to sharing its masterpieces with the wider public, and they can often be found on loan at prominent public museums and institutions worldwide.

Aiming to contribute valuable insights into the interpretation of art history and disseminate knowledge, the collection actively researches all of its paintings and produces books and videos to communicate discoveries and insights to the public. With The Klesch Collection Scholarship for graduate and PhD students, the collection proudly underscores its commitment to fostering the development of future generations of art historians, restorers and curators.

You can read more about the collection and how the principals decide what artworks are the right fit in the interviews with Gary and Anita Klesch on our news page.

Staff

Amparo Martinez-Russotto

Curator

Marjolein Dieltiens

Content Manager

Melissa van Vliet

Director of research

Hannah Murray

Registrar

Amparo Martinez-Russotto

Curator

Melissa van Vliet

Director of research

Marjolein Dieltiens

Content Manager

Hannah Murray

Registrar

Artists

Alessandro Allori
Sofonisba Anguissola
Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Hans Baldung Grien
Francesco Bassano the Younger
Jan Brueghel the Elder
Hendrick van der Burch (Hendrick van der Burgh)
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Ludovico Carracci
Pieter Claesz.
Joos van Cleve
Adam de Coster
Lorenzo di Credi

Domenico Cresti
Gerrit Dou
Sir Anthony van Dyck
Lavinia Fontana
Jan Davidsz. de Heem
Georges de La Tour
Judith Leyster
Quinten Metsys
Bartolomeo Passarotti
Sebastiano del Piombo
Guido Reni
Jusepe de Ribera
Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Rachel Ruysch
Salomon van Ruysdael
Francesco Salviati
Andrea del Sarto
Elisabetta Sirani
Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi)
Jan Steen
Giorgio Vasari
Titian (Tiziano Vecellio)
Giuseppe Vermiglio
Michaelina Wautier
Joachim Wtewael

Artists

Alessandro Allori
Sofonisba Anguissola
Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Hans Baldung Grien
Francesco Bassano the Younger
Jan Brueghel the Elder
Hendrick van der Burch (Hendrick van der Burgh)
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Ludovico Carracci
Pieter Claesz.
Joos van Cleve
Adam de Coster
Lorenzo di Credi
Domenico Cresti
Gerrit Dou
Sir Anthony van Dyck
Lavinia Fontana
Jan Davidsz. de Heem
Georges de La Tour

Judith Leyster
Quinten Metsys
Bartolomeo Passarotti
Sebastiano del Piombo
Guido Reni
Jusepe de Ribera
Sir Peter Paul Rubens
Rachel Ruysch
Salomon van Ruysdael
Francesco Salviati
Andrea del Sarto
Elisabetta Sirani
Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi)
Jan Steen
Giorgio Vasari
Titian (Tiziano Vecellio)
Giuseppe Vermiglio
Michaelina Wautier
Joachim Wtewael