Milestones

Mr. David Koetser
The Betty and David M. Koetser Foundation- In 1986 David M. Koetser and his wife Betty generously set up a foundation through which they donated some 70 Italian, Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings to the Kunsthaus in Zurich- where they are now permanently on view. The collection includes rare paintings by Memling, Isenbrandt, Brueghel the Elder, Willem van de Velde the Younger and Bellotto. http://www.kunsthaus.ch/
David H. Koetser is one of the 8 Founder Members of the Tefaf in Maastricht. This now renowned art fair celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Over the years it has grown into a spectacular Artfair with 260 leading art and antiques dealers from 18 countries exhibiting.
www.tefaf.com
The Koetser Gallery has a long standing reputation within the Old Master Trade. Not only do we cultivate relations with our private clients, at times helping them build up their collections- we also stimulate their art historical interest and knowledge by organizing lectures in the Zurich Gallery premises by some of the world’s leading art historians, curators and museum directors. Just recently in 2011 clients were invited to lectures by:
-Pedro de Lago- who spoke about Frans Post and wrote the Catalogue Raisonne on the artist. 
-Dr. Fred Meijer of the RKD in the Hague lectured on his field of expertise- still-lifes painting.
In the past lectures have been given by:
-Arthur K. Wheelock- Curator of Northern Baroque Painting at the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
-Walter Liedtke, Curator of European Painting at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
-Sam Segal- on Still-life painting.
-Dr. Martina Brunner-Bulst-author of ‘Pieter Claesz ’Catalogue Raisonne published in 2004.
-Frits Duparc- Former director of the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague.
-Dr. Pieter Biesboer - Former curator of the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, The Netherlands.
-Dr. Quinten Buvelot-Senior Curator of the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague.
2004 -David H. Koetser co-curated the first solo exhibition on the Still-life artist Pieter Claesz (1596/97-1660). The exhibition was shown in The Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem; The Kunsthaus in Zurich; The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. It ran from November 2004 until the end of 2005.
2008-David H. Koetser co-curated a solo exhibition on the rare Dutch 17th Century artist Adriaen Coorte at the Royal Picture Gallery Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague.
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