Uno Langmann Limited is a second generation family business founded in 1977 by Uno Langmann. We are now Canada's foremost specialist in the finest quality European and North American paintings from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. The elegant, neoclassical surroundings of the gallery also showcase a careful selection of antique furniture, silver and objets d'art. We assist our clients in assembling quality collections and sourcing artwork as well as advise institutions across Canada regarding acquisitions, donations and appraisals. Uno Langmann Limited is a member of the Canadian Antique Dealers Association (CADA), the Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) and the Canadian Association of Personal Property Appraisal.
Uno Langmann was born in Denmark and began collecting at the age of 8. In 1955 he converted a portion of his collection into a one-way ticket to Canada. After arriving in Vancouver he began a career in construction, but continued to study and collect fine art and antiques in his spare time. He opened his first antique shop in 1968 and has been a fixture of the art and antique market since. Today the internationally recognized gallery on South Granville is Canada’s foremost specialist in European and North American paintings, antique furniture, silver and objets d’art of the finest quality.
Uno has participated in and been on the vetting committees of fine art fairs across North America. He made a series of guest appearances on the CBC’s Bob Switzer Show in the mid 1970’s and is an expert on CBC’s Canadian Antiques Roadshow. Between 1979 and 1981 Uno Langmann established Sotheby Parke Bernet in Vancouver and became Sotheby’s sole representative in the Northwest. He is Past President and a member of The Canadian Antique Dealers Association, a founding member of the Canadian Association of Personal Property Appraisers and a member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada.
The British Columbia Entrepreneurial Award honoured Uno Langmann in 1994 for Highest Retail Honours and Excellence in Business Management. In 2007 the Art Dealers Association of Canada awarded him their Lifetime Achievement Award. He currently sits on the Advisory Board of the UBC Library and in May 2015 received an honourary degree, Doctor of Laws, from the University of British Columbia.
Uno Langmann has a rich history of donating, including a seventeenth century Japanese screen from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection to the Victoria Art Gallery, 35 works by Charles John Collings to the Vancouver Art Gallery and over 18,000 historical photographs from the Pacific Northwest to the UBC Library and Special Collections. UBC Library is currently digitizing the collection toward further education at UBC and in 2016 Presentation House in North Vancouver held the exhibition “Nanitch” specifically highlighting a portion of the photographs.
Jeanette Langmann has spent her life in the arts. Daughter of Uno Langmann, a respected international authority on art and antiques, Jeanette has acquired over 30 years of experience working in the field. She studied at the University of British Columbia before becoming a second generation art dealer and appraiser in the family business,
Jeanette is an active member of the professional antiques and fine arts community both locally and internationally and travels worldwide to research and collect fine and decorative arts. She has a particular interest in historical Canadian art from the 19th and early 20th century. She is an expert on CBC’s Canadian Antiques Roadshow, Past President and currently on the board of the Art Dealers Association of Canada, and advises as Chair of the ADAC’s Appraisals Committee as well as to the Canadian Personal Property Export Review Board in Ottawa. She has sat on the boards of the Vancouver Archives, Antique Dealers Association of Canada, South Granville Business Improvement Association, South Granville Gallery Association and Greater Vancouver Antique Dealers Association.
Jeanette acts as advisor to many charitable associations and volunteers her time regularly to assist in donations, outreach, education and fundraising events. She is an active advocate of saving heritage buildings in Vancouver and the North Shore, and she and her husband own the important West Coast Modern building “Merrick House”.
Joanne Fink graduated from the American Arts Program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York with a specialization in American fine and decorative arts, in 2001. Joanne is a past executive member of the South Granville Gallery Association and past member of the organizing committee for the Canadian Art Foundation’s annual Vancouver Gallery Hop. She is a past board member of the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver.