Art in the

The entire foyer of the gallery is dedicated to paintings and sculptures from the collection of Anneliese Deschauer. Sounding names such as Marc Chagall, Gabriele Münter, Gustav Deppe or Salvador Dalí are part of the important art exhibition.

Visual arts in the
20th century

In the 20th century, the visual arts played a crucial role in the development of art and culture. This century was marked by important artistic movements such as Expressionism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Conceptual Art.

The artists of the 20th century revolutionized traditional notions of art and set new standards for artistic creativity. The avant-garde movements of the early 20th century, such as Cubism and Futurism, brought a new way of representing shapes, colors, and perspectives to the art world.

How does important art get to Geisa?

ANNELIESE DESCHAUER Gallery is home to some significant works of famous representatives of 20th century visual arts.

Behind the gallery and the art collection are the couple Anneliese and Werner Deschauer, successful entrepreneurs and honorary citizens of Geisa, who finance the entire gallery project.

Since the 1970s, the art-loving entrepreneur built up her collection.

Collection Anneliese Deschauer

The collection Anneliese Deschauer includes more than 20 paintings and sculptures. The works presented in the gallery show a selection of French and German expressionists. The focus of the exhibition is a reflection of the young post-war artists’ engagement with the work of classical modernism.

Otmar Alt
Guy Bardone
Marc Chagall
Salvador Dalí
Gustav Deppe
Jürgen Ebert
René Genis
Edmund Kieselbach
Werner Klenk
Roswitha Lüder
André Miaux
Gabriele Münter
Emil Nolde
Otto Piene
Christian Rohlfs
Paul Wunderlich

Insights into the collection

Gustav Deppe - Kühlturm

Gustav Deppe__

Gustav Deppe was one of the most important painters of industrial plants. No less than four of his works are exhibited in the ANNELIESE DESCHAUER Gallery.

Christian Rohlfs - Blumenstrauss

Christian Rohlfs__

Dahlias in a Vase, c. 1920

Watercolour and tempera

Edmund Kieselbach - Frau

Edmund Kieselbach__

Woman, 2002


"My favorite thing to remember is the future".

Salvador Dalí

The sculpture collection of the ANNELIESE DESCHAUER Gallery shows Salvador Dalí, the most important representative of Surrealism. Works by German artists incorporate elements of this style.

Tours and backgrounds

Would you like to learn more about the artworks and artists in the ANNELIESE DESCHAUER Gallery? For all works and artists, detailed information on styles and painting techniques is available at the media terminals.

We also offer guided tours of the art gallery and museum. Here you will learn exciting backgrounds and fascinating details about artists, artworks and city history.

Children discover art

A very special offer for children and families is the participation and discovery book for the art collection of the ANNELIESE DESCHAUER Gallery.

Art teacher Dagmar Nicklich designed the gallery guide. The gallery guide introduces students to the gallery’s artworks in a kid-friendly way, inviting them to participate and reflect. The book is available for €1 at the gallery box office.