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In the year 2000 Roland Widder founded Widder Fine Arts as a gallery dealing in Austrian and German art of the 20th century. The focus is on works of art from 1900 to 1938, classical modernism and exile art. Occasionally contemporary artists are exhibited. In 2014 the gallery enlarged by a second showroom and the position as a leading gallery dealing in Austrian arts of the interwar period has been cemented.

 

In addition to its exhibitions, the gallery has been publishing over 40 books and presenting its program at art fairs. Besides a large stock of individual artworks, Widder Fine Arts represents the estates of following artists: Theodor Alescha, Alexander Drobik, Willy Eisenschitz, Herbert Gurschner, Karl Hauk, Carry Hauser, Edgar Jené, Karl Mediz, Emilie Mediz-Pelikan, Erich Schmid, Franz Senkinc, Trude Waehner and Georg Philipp Wörlen. 

 

We are happy to advise you in setting up your collection or help you in buying a specific work of art. We also value or estimate your artwork, should you be interested in selling your paintings. We are looking forward to your message!

Mag. Roland Widder

Roland founded Widder Fine Arts in Vienna in 2000 in continuation of his mother's business. He holds a master degree in political science, history and journalism in Vienna and is an editor of several books on Austrian artists. He likes to do biographical research and acquire artist’s or collector’s whole estates. As an expert on Austrian art from the interwar period, he is happy to support and advise you.

MMag. Julia Schwaiger

After completing her studies in art history and Romance studies in Vienna and Zaragoza, Julia Schwaiger began working for Widder Fine Art in 2009. She is interested in dealing with the art of the interwar period and the stories behind the pictures. She is happy to pass on her enthusiasm for the artists' biographies and the paths taken by the paintings to the gallery's customers. In addition to intensive customer care, she takes care of the contact with museums and the expansion of the online presence.

Ricarda Pfaffenbichler, B.A.

After studying theater, film and media studies at the University of Vienna, Ricarda Pfaffenbichler started at Widder Fine Arts in 2019. As a career changer, she contributes her skills from a different perspective and enriches the team with new unconventional perspectives. Ricarda Pfaffenbichler's tasks include managing daily tasks and administration as well as customer care, database entry and correspondence. She is particularly interested in the rediscovered women artists of the interwar period. The questions of artistic representation in competition to photography and film offers an exciting field of discourse for the media scientist.

Antonia Fusban B.A.

Antonia Fusban completed her bachelor's degree in cultural studies at the University of Vienna, where she also began her master's degree in art history. In addition to the University of Vienna, she studied at the Roma Tre University in Rome and at the Humbold University in Berlin. She has been interested in the art trade for a long time, particularly appreciating the connection between theory and practice. Her tasks include administration, logistics and customer care in the gallery and at trade fairs, as well as handling daily correspondence. She is particularly interested in working with artists' estates and art collections.

Sonja Horak B.A.

Sonja Horak has been with the Kunsthandel Widder team since 2020. Before that, she had already gained experience in an IT company in the back office and in a collective of curators. Working in an art gallery has been a major goal for her since studying art history. She is fascinated by the stories behind the works and their creation. At Kunsthandel Widder, Sonja Horak is now responsible for administrative tasks, customer care and everyday correspondence.

Arno Löffler, M.A. BA

In 1999, Arno Löffler took his Magister Artium in History and History of Art at the Free University of Berlin. He went on to work for Faksimile Verlag Luzern, Kulturstiftung Füssen e.V,, as art editor for the Liechtensteiner Volksblatt, at the common office of the Austrian Diabetis Association and the Austrian Obesity Association, and repeatedly for Widder Fine Arts. In 2015, he completed his Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies at the University of Vienna. His focus is on the new podcast format, Widderhören.

Dipl. Ing. Ivan Rancic

Graduating from a business engineering school, Ivan Rancic studied Linux Administration and Web Development in Belgrade. After advancing to a Full Stack Web Developer, he moved to Austria in 2011, where he worked as a programmer in various industries. Due to his many years of experience in software programming and design, he is responsible for all IT matters at Widder Fine Arts since 2018 and supports the company in its digitization strategy. Currently Ivan Rancic is launching a new CRM / CMS system that simplifies all relevant work processes at the gallery and brings them together in one application.

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