uno langmann

About Uno Langmann

Uno Langmann was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1935. In 1955, aided by proceeds from the sale of some coins and antiques, Langmann came to Vancouver via a one-way ticket. 

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In 1967 Langmann opened his first gallery, the Cedar Cottage. Within three years, he purchased the Century House building at 432 Richards Street, one of Vancouver’s first Heritage buildings. In 1977 Uno Langmann Limited Fine Arts moved to its present location at 2117 Granville Street. 

By the late 1970s he had established Sotheby’s Parke Bernet in Vancouver and become their first Northwest Representative. He helped organize three auctions, all of which were very successful, before withdrawing in order to focus exclusively on his own business. 

His internationally recognized gallery is Canada’s foremost specialist in the finest quality European and North American paintings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. 

A strong member of the professional antiques and fine arts community, he has been a past president of both the Greater Vancouver Antique Dealers Association and the Canadian Antique Dealers Association. He is also a charter member of the Association of Personal Property Appraisers and a member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada. 

Since its inception in 2004, Langmann has been an active participant and expert on the Canadian Antiques Roadshow. He has been fortunate to discover some of the greatest finds on the Roadshow, including a Henry Nelson O’Neil painting entitled “Eastward Ho! August 1857.”

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Langmann, with his daughter Jeanette, and pieces from the collection.

Langmann continues to run his gallery located on South Granville’s Gallery Row with the assistance of his daughter Jeanette Langmann. He continues to consult and appraise works for museums, government organizations and the public. 

Langmann, a member of UBC Library’s External Advisory Board, is an influential leader in his field, renowned for his knowledge, preservation and promotion of arts and culture.