Gunther Sander, German, 1907 - 1987
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[Farmer, Westerwald (Bauer, Westerwald)]
August Sander (German, 1876 - 1964)
Westerwald, Germany (Place created)
Gelatin silver print
29.1 x 22.9 cm (11 7/16 x 9 in.)
© J. Paul Getty Trust
Identifying this figure as the "earthbound man," Sander forged an implicit reference to the soil as a source of livelihood. The farmer's hands grasp the cane, which keeps him upright and connected to the earth.
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