Knäpper Gallery  クナッパーギャラリー


After Knäpper renovated the manor house into a comfortable family home, he turned the former rice storage room in the gate house into a show-room decorating with his pieces.
(photo taken around 1980)

母屋を家族の住居として修繕した後、クナッパーは長屋門の片側、米の収納庫を自分の作品で飾り、展示室としました。
写真、1980年頃
Gerd Knapper Daigo show room



Gerd Knapper building of the Daigo galleryOwning a gallery of his own within the estate had always been his dream, so he redecorated the other side of the gate room, where his past students used to stay in, and opened a gallery in May 2007.
An opening cerem
ony was held in the estate with over 200 guests including then German consulate-general and his wife, 
Mr&Mrs Mayor of Ibaraki-prefecture, the mayor of the town and other prominent guests from all over Japan.

敷地内に自身のギャラリーを持つ事を長く夢に抱いていたクナッパーは、長屋門の反対側、昔弟子達の住まいであった部屋を改装、
2007年5月にギャラリーをオープン。
敷地内で開かれたオープニング記念式典には、当時のドイツ公使夫妻や茨城県知事夫妻及び大子町町長、
その他著名人を含め日本各地から200人以上が参加頂きました。

Gerd Knapper Daigo Gallery opening ceremonyGerd Knapper Daigo house decorated flowers
The gate house decorated with flowers sent by friends congratulating the opening of the gallery
長屋門正面とギャラリーの開館を祝して贈られた花飾りたち
Gerd Knapper Daigo Gallery Interior view




The gallery - interior views
ギャラリー内観



 
Gerd Knapper Daigo Gallery Interior view

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