Parlamentarian of the Democratic Party, (Abgeordneter, Demokrat)]

Object Details

Title:

Parlamentarian of the Democratic Party, (Abgeordneter, Demokrat)]

Artist/Maker(s):

August Sander (German, 1876 - 1964)

Culture:

German

Place(s):

Germany (Place created)

Date:

1928

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

22.5 x 15.6 cm (8 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

Copyright:

© J. Paul Getty Trust

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Businessman and parliamentarian Johannes Scheerer was one of the many individuals at the fringes of the political spectrum. He shoulders his umbrella like a shotgun, measuring up the viewer with an owlish, suspicious glance. Behind this formidable facade lurks a character more akin to a provinical schoolmaster than a legislator.

Exhibitions
August Sander: Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum (September 22 to October 30, 1988)
  • Stiftung Bahnhof Rolandseck, September 22 to October 30, 1988, (Cat.)
August Sander: Faces of the German People (May 21 to November 3, 1991)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum, (Malibu), May 21 to July 28, 1991, (Cat.)
  • J.B. Speed Art Museum, (Louisville), September 17 to November 3, 1991, (Cat.)
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, (Cat.)
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, (Cat.)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), May 6 to September 14, 2008, (Cat.)
Bibliography

Keller, Judith. August Sander: German Portraits, 1918-1933, exh. brochure (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum) center #5