[Farmer, Westerwald (Bauer, Westerwald)]

Object Details

Title:

[Farmer, Westerwald (Bauer, Westerwald)]

Artist/Maker:

August Sander (German, 1876 - 1964)

Culture:

German

Place:

Westerwald, Germany (Place created)

Date:

1910

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

84.XM.126.232

Dimensions:

29.1 × 22.9 cm (11 7/16 × 9 in.)

Copyright:

© J. Paul Getty Trust

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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.

Provenance
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Gunther Sander, German, 1907 - 1987

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
Bibliography

Sander, August. Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts : ein Kulturwerk in Lichtbildern eingeteilt in sieben Gruppen = People of the 20th century : a cultural work of photographs divided into seven groups = Hommes du XXe sie`cle : une œuvre culturelle divise´e en sept groupes Vol 1 Der Bauer/ The Farmer/ Le paysan/ August Sander ; herausgegeben von Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur ; bearbeitet und neu zusammengestellt von Susanne Lange, Gabriele Conrath-Scholl, Gerd Sander. (New York: Distributed by H. N. Abrams, 2002).