[Architect H.W. Reitz, Cologne (Architekt H.W. Reitz, Köln)]

Object Details

Title:

[Architect H.W. Reitz, Cologne (Architekt H.W. Reitz, Köln)]

Artist/Maker:

August Sander (German, 1876 - 1964)

Culture:

German

Place:

Germany, Europe (Place created)

Date:

1929

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

86.XM.27

Dimensions:

23.3 × 14.4 cm (9 3/16 × 5 11/16 in.)

Copyright:

© J. Paul Getty Trust

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Educated in Cologne and Hannover, Hans Walter Reitz (German, 1888-1955) was a practitioner of the "new architecture" who worked primarily on residential projects. In this portrait, the careful construction of Reitz's fingertips alludes to the exactitude required of his profession.

Exhibitions
August Sander: German Portraits, 1918-1933 (March 6 to June 24, 2001)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 6 to June 24, 2001
August Sander's People of the 20th Century (November 16, 2007 to September 14, 2008)
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), November 16, 2007 to February 3, 2008
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), May 6 to September 14, 2008