About Us

Representing the third generation of art connoisseurs and dealers, Bernard Thienpont founded Thienpont Fine Art established in the Brussels area, Belgium.

Thienpont Fine Art specializes in late 19th and early 20th century European fine paintings, Japanese Meiji and Taisho era (明治時代 – 大正時代) animal bronzes and other selected works of art. This eclectic collection of works adds to the unique nature of the art business.

With a keen eye for excellence and a uncompromising demand on beauty and quality (rather than only relying on renowned names) we contribute to the enhancement of private and other collections. The stock is carefully selected and all works are authentic and well preserved.

Although we specialize in high quality works, we take pride in also covering a price range that will suit a broad range of budgets to acquire a great piece of art.

Furthermore, as a consultant, we also helps and advices clients on the following :

  • Object search and acquisition
  • Viewing and bidding at auction
  • Creating and building a collection
  • Care (including framing and restoration) and cataloguing a collection
  • Sale of (individual items of) a collection
  • Probate valuations
  • Acquisitions and consignments

Bernard Thienpont is founder and owner of Thienpont Fine Art.

Growing up in the hart of Brussels a walk away from ‘La Place du Sablon’, Brussels’ historic antiques landmark, Bernard developed a deep interest in fine art and an appreciation for beautiful objects. A passion that has been a family trait for three generations, and which he inherited from his grandfather, an antiques collector and dealer.

Bernard previously held leadership positions in the Real Estate, Private Equity and Financial Services business. Bernard Thienpont on LinkedInSelfporrtrait_3

He is also a music lover, piano player and composer.

Bernard has a Masters Degree of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and a Master Degree in Actuarial Sciences from the KU Leuven.