Department of Prints and Drawings

Since the museum’s foundation, aquarelles, drawings and prints have been collected parallel to paintings. The history and conception of the Graphic Arts Collection is therefore closely linked to the painting collection. Up to 1977, the painting and exhibition curators managed the Graphic Arts Collection. Since then, a specialist has been given the responsibility of overseeing works on paper. 

The Graphic Arts Collection contains about 12,000 sheets from the 19th to the 21st century, a quarter of which are drawings or aquarelles. 

Image requests
Digital photographs or transparencies can be ordered here:

Curator: Dr. Tobias Burg
T +49 201 8845 105
F +49 201 8845 001

Franz Marc
Reclining Bull, 1913
Museum Folkwang, Essen