1937 - Villa Wittek

In order to be able to present larg­er exhi­bi­tions, Friedrich M. Welz rent­ed addi­tion­al rooms in the Vil­la Wit­tek at Schwarzs­trasse 7 in Salzburg in 1937. The gallery remained in these gallery rooms until 1945. The gen­er­al sto­ry con­tin­ued to be housed in Sig­mund-Haffn­er-Gasse. The con­tacts of ear­li­er times, espe­cial­ly with France, revived dur­ing the war years. Friedrich M. Welz trav­eled to Paris to buy French art, both on behalf of the rulers, for the planned state gallery, as well as for his own collection.