If you wish to purchase a 19th – early 20th century painting or drawing from a private collector, an art gallery or an auction house, we can, thanks to our considerable experience of more than 45 years, help you to acquire an authentic work. We can also assist you if you want to sell or exchange works of art. We are member of the Royal Belgian Association of Antique Dealers, the Belgian Association for Painting Experts, the French Antique Dealers Association, the CINOA (International Confederation of Art Dealers) and we are expert consultants for Insurance companies.

Born into a family of art and antique dealers, Patrick Berko has nurtured his passion for the Academic, Realist, Orientalist and Romantic schools of painting, as well as works from the early 20th century Belle Époque period. With his wife, Viviane, he has opened galleries in Knokke – Le Zoute (1976), Paris (1978), Brussels (1983), Antwerp (1984), New York (1987), Tokyo (1989) and Shanghai (2008). Specialists in quality European paintings, Patrick and Viviane Berko share their passion with their children, Maximin and Irina and Irina’s husband, Count Nicolas de Waziers, who has brought a new impulse to the gallery. Purchasing high-quality 19th century paintings has become so difficult today that the Berko family, a regular participant in the world’s most prestigious art fairs for half a century, decided to retain only the parent gallery, in Knokke-Heist (Knokke – Le Zoute), just 15 minutes from Bruges, Belgium’s famous ‘Venice of the North’. Experienced art collectors as well as amateur art enthusiasts from all over the world visit the Berko Gallery regularly. In Paris, 2001, Patrick Berko was made Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature), by the Minister of Culture Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres. Over the last 40 years, they have published a number of art books and dictionaries.

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