The Galerie Sanct Lucas was founded by Carl Herzig in 1919 as a Fine Art business and Auction House in the Palais Pallavicini located in the historical city center of Vienna. Until the 1930s the company was an auction house for Old Master Paintings and Antiquities under the partnership of Carl Herzig and Fred Mont, who became Managing Director after the Founder’s death in 1930.
From 1938 until 1987 Dr. Robert Herzig was running the gallery and expanding the core program to intensify his connections with public and privat institutions.
In 1987 his son Roman Carl Herzig became Managing Director and sole owner of the gallery Sanct Lucas, which he remains until today.
Being one of the founders of the Art Fair TEFAF in Maastricht in 1987, serving as a board member of TEFAF and exhibiting there since this date, the gallery was also taking part in several international Art Fairs such as Frieze Masters London, the Salon des Beaux Arts in Paris, La Biennale in Paris, TEFAF New York and others.
Exhibiting for many years on international platforms the name Galerie Sanct Lucas is well known throughout a great number of privat and public collectors, institutions and experts for it`s high quality and expertise.
Through his expertise and profound knowledge Roman Herzig has access to many well established collections and museums. In 2003 he was honored with the OscART and in 2006 he was made Chevalier de l`Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France.
In order to operate on a larger field and engage a larger audience of collectors the gallery program is now also including Modern Masters of the 19th Century as well as the early 20th Century.
The Galerie Sanct Lucas is happy to offer private clients a number of advisory services in order to find the best solution for our collectors requirements. As an international gallery we have worked with numerous private collectors, public collections and famous museums worldwide. Based on the gained long-term expertise and the understanding of the changing international art market, we are happy to assist our collectors with all needs.
SELLING A WORK OF ART
The Galerie Sanct Lucas was focusing over a hundred years on important Old Master Paintings. Although the Old Masters continue to command some of the highest prices on the art marked, the gallery is seeking to reach with the extend towards the Modern Masters a wider audience of collectors. In order to keeping an interesting selection of works, the gallery is constantly searching and acquiring high quality paintings of both Old and Modern Masters. We manage confidentially all informations and requirements on behalf of our clients and help them to suit their wishes as needed. Galerie Sanct Lucas assists collectors with expert advice, a pre-valuation based on the current art market and helps finding a expert conservator if necessary.
In case you are interested in selling your work of art, please feel free to send us an e-mail with all the details you hold as well as a high resolution image of your work to the following address: info@sanctlucas. com
All art works are purchased to the mutual agreed Terms and Conditions of Purchase.
BUYING A WORK OF ART
Starting an art collection is a very exciting and complex undertaking where a first-class specialist service can confidentially help you in finding the right work. The Galerie Sanct Lucas is offering collectors the existing gallery pieces and is also willing to find other works among our privat contacts if possible. All our works are inspected and examined by independent expert conservators and specialists to ensure the correctness and excellent condition of our works. The gallery is working closely with museum specialists and art historians to adapt the latest status of knowledge. If required we are also offering our buyers advisory on framing, hanging and professional lightning.