Ruth Baumgarte Art Foundation

The Yellow Hat, 1988
Charcoal and Chalk on Paper
79 x 64 cm

The Art Foundation Ruth Baumgarte, founded in 2012 by the artist herself as a non-profit organisation, explores, maintains, and manages Ruth Baumgarte’s extensive oeuvre. Next to paintings, watercolours, and drawings, the artist’s work includes a broad portfolio of illustrations.

The artist’s son, Alexander Baumgarte, has been appointed for life as Chairman of the Board. Part of the foundation’s advisory board are inter alia Dr. Reinhard Spieler (Director of the Sprengel Museum in Hanover), Prof. Dr. Beate Reifenscheid (Director of the Ludwig Museum Koblenz), Dr Eckhart J. Gillen (Art historian and curator), Janine Baumgarte (Daughter of the artist) as well as Ingeborg Henze-Ketterer and Dr. Wolfgang Henze (Galerie Henze & Ketterer, Wichtrach/Bern and Estate Administration Ernst Ludwig Kirchner).

The Art Foundation Ruth Baumgarte is currently working on publishing a catalogue raisonée, which is set to be released in spring 2022. Additionally, further museum exhibitions are currently in preparation. Each year, the Art Foundation awards the highly renumerated Kunstpreis Ruth Baumgarte (Ruth Baumgarte Art Award) to a figurative artist.