Petra Kern

What you loved as a child remains in your heart until you`ve reached an old age.

Khalil Gibran                                                                                                      

Since I was a child, gallery G at the Heidelberg Neckar riverbank felt like home. Art is my daily bread, as familiar to me as the air I breathe. The Gallery, opened by my father in 1967, gained international prestige and was known worldwide for excellent Wild-life Art.

And I was always right there in the middle of it all! In 1998, I took over the gallery completely. By then, I had already integrated the genres of contemporary art, sculpture and art of the 19th and 20th centuries into our welcomed gallery program. From 1999 we were regularly participating at art fairs in Germany and abroad. We received a lot of attention for our collection of works by Norbertine von Bresslern-Roth at the Grazer Kongress, the Wiener Hofburg and the Salzburg Residenz. We also received attention for and our "Neue Sachlichkeit"exhibition, which was held in 2002 with more than 80 graphic works from eleven well-known artists. And we have participated in many, many art fairs including those at the Schwetzinger Schloss, at art KARLSRUHE, and in Wiesbaden, Munich and Düsseldorf.

45 years after the foundation of gallery g, I had to answer the question of how to meet the challenges of the art trade in the 21st century. I decided to close the shop in order to be able to adapt my work to the needs of my customers, notably by no longer restricting opening hours.

With Kunst - Kompetenz - Petra Kern, we now have a digital presence, which – contrary to the typical online art trade - enables us to have more personal contact, provide intensive consultation and deliver reliable customer support. For us, having a digital presence offers the ideal conditions for more personal connection and creative freedom. We participate more intensively in trade fairs and have established the popular intimate event "Entre Nous" for selected art lovers. The most important thing, however, is that we create the time and space for customer visits, both at home and abroad. As a result, we are able to advise our clients in the privacy of their own homes or at their business premises so they can see desired works of art "in real life" – we take the time so that our customers don’t have to, which is the ultimate service we can provide. 



With the launch of the ground-breaking "Kunst – Kompetenz – Petra Kern" she rises to the challenges of the art trade in the 21st Century.

"Kunst – Kompetenz – Petra Kern" is launched online, creating time and space for enhanced customer support. Petra Kern summarizes, "I can offer the best consultation if I get to know the living or business spaces where my customer is looking for an artistic highlight or more works of art."

She will retain her life-long interest in the fine art of animal painter Wilhelm Kuhnert; this will never change! Her priority and focus will continue to be on contemporary art, especially exquisite representational art of the 21st Century. Artists have created new works especially, to contribute to the new beginning of "Kunst – Kompetenz – Petra Kern".

Petra Kern has worked in the art trade since the mid-90s. She wants to share this wealth of experience and knowledge with her customers either online or through personal contact.

Since 1999, the art dealer Petra Kern has regularly participated in art fairs at home and abroad. The works of Professor Norbertine Bresslern-Roth, collected over the years, brought her many new customers between 1999-2003 at art fairs at the Grazer Congress, the Vienna Hofburg and the Salzburg Castle. In 2002, she participated in the exhibition “Neue Sachlichkeit” (Neorealism) with over 80 works of art by eleven artists.

Over the last 17 years art fairs in Schwetzingen, Karlsruhe, Wiesbaden, Munich and Dusseldorf, as well as numerous exhibitions at home and abroad demonstrate the range of her work.

She grew up with the works of a renowned wildlife artist, and has made her mark as an expert in wildlife art. Her expert opinion is sought from all over the world especially regarding the work of Wilhelm Kuhnert. Highly professional and passionate about contemporary art, Petra Kern is a competent and confident partner to her clients.

Personal contact, intensive counseling, and reliable customer service may not be what you expect in the online art market. However, for “Kunst – Kompetenz – Petra Kern”, this is the ideal platform to get closer to customers and enable creative freedom.

So join us in looking forward to the new Petra Kern and her artful service.