An expert in the international art scene, Laurence Dreyfus has been a curator and consultant in the acquisition of art works for 20 years. She created her company LDAC in 2000, which advises institutions, companies and private collections in their approach to contemporary art. She has put on several exhibitions in prestigious venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon for the Biennale de Lyon, the Palais de Tokyo, or the Maison Rouge. Laurence Dreyfus was officially appointed as an expert in 2010 by the European Chamber of Expert Advisors in Fine Art. Since 2014, she has also been curator for Espace Muraille in Geneva.
For more information: http://laurencedreyfus.com
Roger Dale, born on 13 September 1950 in Liverpool, is a Canadian and English landscape painter who lives in Strasbourg. He has also been a professor at the Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin since the early 1980s.
His work is mainly landscape, exclusively on nature. Roger Dale is particularly interested in reality and how we look at it, and the balance between order and chaos: how order is entangled with chaos. Since 1979, he has exhibited in various places around the world, especially in Europe and the United States, but also in Egypt. He is also involved in various art institutions in France, Germany, England, Canada and in Egypt. In 1994, Roger Dale created a series of one hundred paintings inside the former Nazi concentration camp of Struthof, showing views from the outside, under the title "Struthof: 100 Views of Freedom".
For more information: http://www.roger-dale.com
After scientific studies and 10 years devoted to painting, Patrick BAILLY-MAÎTRE-GRAND has been working with photography tools since 1980. His works, strictly analogue, black & white, are characterised by a playful imagination, combined with a taste for complex technologies such as daguerreotype, periphotography, strobophotography, chemical toning, direct monotypes, rayogrammes and other inventions of his own.
Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand has exhibited all over the world and his works are in the collections of prestigious museums such as the MoMa in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the National Fund for Contemporary Art, the Victoria Museum in Melbourne, the Sainsbury Center in Norwich (UK), The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Strasbourg, the Museet for Fotokunst of Odense, etc.
For more information: http://www.baillymaitregrand.com
After a career as a collector which began in the early 1970s with the Narrative Figuration, in 1996 Jean-Pierre Ritsch-Fisch founded his gallery, specialising in Art Brut and Outsider Art. In 1989, Jean-Pierre Ritsch-Fisch discovered the works of Michel Nedjar in the Daniel Cordier donation at the National Museum of Modern Art, and decided to meet him and to collect Art Brut.
Since 1999, the gallery has taken part in major international fairs and has advised many French and foreign collectors. The ideal or perfect collection does not exist. And that's a good thing! A collection is a coming together of a set of works and therefore of artists, with which there is a common empathy.
For more information: http://www.ritschfisch.com
Born on 6 March 1951 in Strasbourg, where he still lives, former industrialist, art enthusiast and collector since 1990, Philippe still has a thirst for learning and, as he likes to say: "art is an endless auger (and vice!)". For him, living without art is like running out of air. His informed scrutiny and natural benevolence are widely recognised.
In Memoriam 1948 - 2016
For over 20 years, Marcel Burg has acquired dozens of works, paintings, photos and sculptures. A former company executive, he is one of the largest collectors of the Great East. He has travelled extensively and has built his collection by visiting artists and galleries throughout the world. Interested in both photographers and painters, he is also passionate about the glass artists of the Studio Glass movement.
His artistic career is rich and varied: collector - Curator - Dissemination of works of the collection - Member and creator of the ESGAA, organiser of the International Glass Biennale - Member of various selection committees.