came into contact with Henri Nannen while still at school. Nannen, the celebrated German journalist and modern art collector who founded the Kunsthalle in Emden, sparked Rotermund's love affair with classical modern art. This set him on his future career path and motivated him to move to Hamburg to study literature and art history. Study trips to San Francisco and Munich followed. He graduated with a master's degree and worked on a number of freelance art projects. In 1997, he took up a post as expert for modern art at the international auction house Villa Grisebach in Berlin. Three years later he returned to Hamburg to set up a dealership, combining his enthusiasm for modern art with professional commitment. He started out as a specialist in classical modern works on paper and has since established his gallery Thole Rotermund Kunsthandel – as one of Europe's leading dealerships in modern art. The gallery enjoys contacts with a strong network of international clients as well as important international collectors, both private and institutional. In addition, Thole Rotermund is member of the board of the 'Bundesverband deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler' (Association of German Galleries and Art Dealers).